STOCK TITAN

Oracle Cloud Service Enables Banks to Manage Climate Change Risk Across Portfolios

Rhea-AI Impact
(No impact)
Rhea-AI Sentiment
(Neutral)
Tags
Oracle introduces Oracle Climate Change Analytics Cloud Service to help banks manage climate change risk across portfolios. The service enables banks to calculate and assess the impact of emissions on their operations and the businesses they finance.
Oracle presenta il servizio Oracle Climate Change Analytics Cloud, che aiuta le banche a gestire il rischio climatico nei loro portafogli. Il servizio permette alle banche di calcolare e valutare l'impatto delle emissioni sulle loro operazioni e sulle aziende finanziate.
Oracle introduce el servicio Oracle Climate Change Analytics Cloud Service para ayudar a los bancos a gestionar el riesgo climático en sus carteras. Este servicio permite a los bancos calcular y evaluar el impacto de las emisiones en sus operaciones y en los negocios que financian.
오라클은 포트폴리오 전반에 걸쳐 기후 변화 위험을 관리할 수 있도록 오라클 기후 변화 분석 클라우드 서비스를 도입했습니다. 이 서비스는 은행이 그들의 운영과 자금을 지원하는 사업체들에 대한 배출 영향을 계산하고 평가하는 것을 가능하게 합니다.
Oracle lance le service Oracle Climate Change Analytics Cloud pour aider les banques à gérer le risque lié au changement climatique dans leurs portefeuilles. Ce service permet aux banques de calculer et d'évaluer l'impact des émissions sur leurs opérations et les entreprises qu'elles financent.
Oracle führt den Oracle Climate Change Analytics Cloud Service ein, um Banken bei der Verwaltung von Klimarisiken in ihren Portfolios zu unterstützen. Der Dienst ermöglicht es Banken, die Auswirkungen von Emissionen auf ihre Betriebsabläufe und die von ihnen finanzierten Unternehmen zu berechnen und zu bewerten.
Positive
  • None.
Negative
  • None.

With new Oracle Climate Change Analytics Cloud Service banks can calculate and assess the impact of emissions in their operations and those of the businesses they finance

AUSTIN, Texas, April 22, 2024 /PRNewswire/ -- Earth Day -- Financial institutions are under increased pressure from regulatory bodies to understand their environmental footprint and that of the companies they finance or invest in, otherwise known as financed emissions. To help banks better assess climate risk Oracle today announced Oracle Climate Change Analytics Cloud Service. With built-in AI, the new reporting and analytics solution is designed to help financial institutions understand financed emissions, address statutory compliance, and mitigate climate change-related risks.

"While banks work on climate-related financial risks that could affect them directly through their operations, they also need to be cognizant of their effect on climate indirectly through the businesses they finance. This dual responsibility requires the critical management of both risk and their own Net Zero commitments, which demands a significant effort from banks," said Jason Wynne, global vice president for finance, risk, and compliance product development, Oracle Financial Services. "Oracle Climate Change Analytics Cloud Service enables financial institutions to calculate, and analyze the impact of their carbon emissions, as well as climate targets on current and planned investments to get a full picture of the bank's resiliency and risk around climate change."

According to a National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration report, the global average atmospheric carbon dioxide in 2023 set a new record high at 419.3 parts per million. The Financial Stability Board (FSB) adds that "These risks are global in nature, and will have effects across all entities, sectors, and economies….the breadth of climate-related risks – including their possible simultaneous occurrence across multiple jurisdictions and sectors – also has implications for the resilience of the financial system."

With climate-related risks on the rise, it's imperative that banks can better understand and account for the impact of their holistic portfolio of assets from both a regulatory and business strategy perspective. With pre-built calculation models and dashboards, the service can help save banks time and effort, address global climate change reporting requirements, and incorporate climate risk into their future risk and investment decisions.

'Climate Risk' assessment made easier 
Banks are challenged to comply with multiple frameworks across several jurisdictions, and collecting and storing the data necessary to meet these requirements can be daunting. This is especially true when dealing with large and complex global customers. With built-in AI and Natural Language Processing (NLP) tools Climate Change Analytics can scour the internet for publicly available information about climate change initiatives by companies that the bank has invested in, which can aid in their overall assessment of climate risk.

Also according to CDP, a leader in aggregating global climate disclosures on banks' portfolios, portfolio emissions are over 700x larger than direct emissions - and the risks of inaction are huge. Financial institutions must urgently decarbonize their portfolios, by disclosing the impact of their financing activities, setting science-based targets, and aligning all financing activity with the Paris Agreement.

Oracle's new cloud service enables financial institutions to calculate emissions across various asset classes and jurisdictions. This encompasses not only greenhouse gas emissions across an organization's operations and value chain but also financed and facilitated emissions from its customers. This allows for the computation of a climate rating at a counterparty level across the bank's customer portfolio and incorporates climate change risk into other risk-management functions, such as project planning and risk audits and analysis.

Key feature capabilities of Oracle's Climate Change Analytics Cloud Service include:

  • Performing carbon accounting by calculating greenhouse gas emissions based on The GHG Protocol Corporate Accounting and Reporting Standard.
  • Calculating and disclosing emission numbers for financed, facilitated, and avoided emissions and emissions removal based on the Partnership for Carbon Accounting Financials guidelines.
  • Integrating climate risk into overall enterprise risk and investment decision-making with an in-house Climate Scorecard framework, probability of default (PD) and loss given default (LGD) models, and heatmaps.
  • Accessing more than 100 prebuilt, cross-jurisdictional climate change reporting disclosures, analytics, and visualizations to address requirements for standards boards and regulators.
  • Using advanced analysis to source, configure, store, and analyze customer climate change data with rich data models for analytics.
  • Helping to reduce IT investment with cloud-native technology that can meet the ever-changing climate change reporting requirements.

Learn more about Oracle's Climate Change portfolio at: https://www.oracle.com/financial-services/analytics/accounting-and-regulatory/#rc30p1

About Oracle Financial Services
Oracle Financial Services provides solutions for retail banking, corporate banking, payments, asset management, life insurance, annuities, and healthcare payers. With our comprehensive set of integrated digital and data platforms, banks and insurers are empowered to deliver next-generation financial services. We enable customer-centric transformation, support collaborative innovation, and drive efficiency. Our data and analytical platforms are designed to help financial institutions drive customer insight, integrate risk and finance, fight financial crime, and comply with regulations. To learn more, visit our website at: https://www.oracle.com/financial-services/

About Oracle
Oracle offers integrated suites of applications plus secure, autonomous infrastructure in the Oracle Cloud. For more information about Oracle (NYSE: ORCL), please visit us at www.oracle.com.

Trademarks
Oracle, Java, MySQL and NetSuite are registered trademarks of Oracle Corporation. NetSuite was the first cloud company—ushering in the new era of cloud computing.

Cision View original content to download multimedia:https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/oracle-cloud-service-enables-banks-to-manage-climate-change-risk-across-portfolios-302122811.html

SOURCE Oracle

FAQ

What did Oracle announce to help banks manage climate change risk?

Oracle announced Oracle Climate Change Analytics Cloud Service to help banks manage climate change risk across portfolios.

Why are financial institutions under pressure to understand their environmental footprint?

Financial institutions are under pressure to understand their environmental footprint due to increased regulatory requirements and the need to assess climate risk.

What is the goal of Oracle Climate Change Analytics Cloud Service for financial institutions?

The goal of Oracle Climate Change Analytics Cloud Service is to enable financial institutions to calculate, analyze, and mitigate the impact of their carbon emissions on their investments.

How can banks benefit from Oracle's new reporting and analytics solution?

Banks can benefit from pre-built calculation models and dashboards to save time, address global climate change reporting requirements, and incorporate climate risk into their future risk and investment decisions.

Why is it important for banks to understand their holistic portfolio of assets from a regulatory and business strategy perspective?

Banks need to understand their holistic portfolio of assets to better account for the impact of climate-related risks and comply with regulatory requirements while making informed investment decisions.

Oracle Corporation

NYSE:ORCL

ORCL Rankings

ORCL Latest News

ORCL Stock Data

337.82B
1.59B
41.97%
43.96%
0.47%
Software Publishers
Information
Link
United States of America
AUSTIN

About ORCL

Oracle Corporation is an American multinational computer technology corporation headquartered in Austin, Texas. In 2020, Oracle was the third-largest software company in the world by revenue and market capitalization.