Federal Reserve Board invites public comment on proposed principles providing a high-level framework for the safe and sound management of exposures to climate-related financial risks for large banking organizations
- Source: federalreserve.gov
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On December 2, 2022 the Federal Reserve Board invited public comment on proposed principles providing a high-level framework for the safe and sound management of exposures to climate-related financial risks for large banking organizations with more than $100 billion in assets. The proposed principles are in alignment with the proposals issued by the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency and the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation and the Board intends to work with those agencies to promote consistency in the supervision of large banks through final interagency guidance.
The proposed principles would cover six areas for large banking organizations:
- policies, procedures, and limits;
- strategic planning;
- risk management;
- data, risk measurement and reporting; and
- scenario analysis.
The proposed principles would also require for large banking organizations to incorporate financial risks related to climate into their strategic planning. The proposed guidance includes a section on “management of risk areas,” which describes how climate-related financial risks can be addressed in certain risk categories such as credit, liquidity, other financial risks, operational, legal/compliance, and other non-financial risk. Lastly, large banking organizations would need to incorporate coverage of climate-related financial risks in their audit plans and include climate-related scenario analysis to traditional stress testing.