The ACR Green Finance Impact Standard (Standard) is the guiding framework of the ACR Green Finance Impact Program and its product and service offerings. The Standard details requirements for the quantification, reporting, verification, and registration of the environmental impacts from green projects/assets/activities. The Standard provides specific criteria that market participants must meet in order to utilize ACR’s Green Finance Impact Methodologies and calculator tools and register quantified environmental impacts on ACR’s Green Finance Impact Registry Platform.
ACR aims to maximize flexibility and usability for issuers while maintaining the scientific rigor and environmental integrity necessary to ensure that quantification of environmental benefits is evidence‑based and transparent. Adherence to the Standard and ACR-approved methodologies will ensure that environmental impact reporting is standardized, comparable, and offers a reasonable representation of the relevant environmental outcomes from the use of proceeds – thereby establishing a quantitative demonstration of project benefits that are compelling to, and trusted by, investors and other market participants.
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