CCRcorp Sites  

The CCRcorp Network unlocks access to a world of insights, research, guides and information in a range of specialty areas.

Our Sites


A basis for research and practical guidance focusing on federal securities laws, compliance & corporate governance.


An educational service that provides practical guidance on legal issues involving public and private mergers & acquisitions, joint ventures, private equity – and much more.


The “one stop” resource for information about responsible executive compensation practices & disclosure.

Widely recognized as the premier online research platform providing practical guidance on issues involving Section 16 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 and all of its related rules.


Keeping you in-the-know on environmental, social and governance developments

Some of the world’s largest banks – including Lloyds, Barclays, and ING – are developing methodologies to analyze and score company climate transition plans.  According to a recent article from Responsible Investor, banks are increasingly factoring company transition plans into their investment criteria to both mitigate climate risk among their holdings and meet their own decarbonization goals. The article states that:

“All the globally systemically important banks (G-SIBs) apart from those in China have made some sort of net zero commitment at group or subsidiary level, and investors, supervisors and regulators are providing significant external pressure for banks to decarbonise their lending portfolios. With this in mind, banks are beginning to develop assessments for customer transitions, both to hit their own emission targets and to reduce climate risk in their lending portfolios.”

The banking industry is particularly sensitive to climate-related disruption. As physical and transition risks manifest for companies across the globe, those hit the hardest may find themselves unable to fulfill their loan obligations. This makes the risk of default higher among companies with no transition planning in place as they may find themselves unable to mitigate the worst risks of the world’s changing climate. In the future, banks may even condition lending upon the existence and execution of a company’s transition plans. It is unknown if banks will develop uniform standards for reviewing transition plans or continue to use their own separate methodologies. However, this is one more reason for companies to develop and implement credible transition plans, as access to finance may hinge on them in the future.

If you aren’t already subscribed to our complimentary ESG blog, sign up here: for daily updates delivered right to you. 

Photo credit: jordi2r –

Back to all blogs

The Editor

Zachary Barlow is a licensed attorney. He earned his JD from the University of Mississippi and has a bachelor’s in Public Policy Leadership. He practiced law at a mid-size firm and handled a wide variety of cases. During this time he assisted in overseeing compliance of a public entity and litigated contract disputes, gaining experience both in and outside of the courtroom. Zachary currently assists the editorial team by providing research and creating content on a spectrum of ESG… View Profile