Our Founders

Carbonplace is being developed by a group of banks driven by their shared ambition to support urgent, large-scale climate action.

In 2020, Carbonplace was formed by a group of banks who came together to tackle the challenge of strengthening the growing voluntary carbon market.

The group recognizes the need for true collaboration between the financial sector and other carbon market participants to bring trust, transparency, and access to the voluntary carbon market.

CIBC
CIBC is a leading North American financial institution with 10 million personal banking, business, public sector and institutional clients. Across Personal and Business Banking, Commercial Banking and Wealth Management, and Capital Markets businesses, CIBC offers a full range of advice, solutions and services through its leading digital banking network, and locations across Canada with offices in the United States and around the world.
Itaú Unibanco
Itaú Unibanco's purpose is to promote people's power of transformation and we do it through a strategic agenda focused on client centricity and digital transformation, based also on the diversity of our people. The largest bank in Latin America, Itaú Unibanco is present in 18 countries and has more than 56 million customers, among individuals and companies in all segments, to whom we offer the best experiences in financial products and services. Itaú Unibanco has been selected for the 21st consecutive time to be part of the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index (DJSI World), being the only Latin American financial institution to be part of the index since its creation in 1999.
National Bank of Australia (NAB)
NAB is a financial services organisation that serves eight million customers at more than 740 locations in Australia, New Zealand and around the world. Our strategic ambition is to serve customers well and help our communities prosper. As Australia's largest business bank, we work with small, medium and large businesses to help them start, run and grow. NAB has been carbon neutral in operations for more than 10 years and has a target to deliver $70 billion in environmental financing by September 2025. We are an inaugural signatory of the United Nations' (UN) Principles for Responsible Banking, the first Australian bank to sign the UN Environment Programme Finance Initiative's Collective Commitment to Climate Action and have joined the UN-convened Net Zero Banking Alliance, working towards aligning business operations and lending portfolios to achieve net zero carbon emissions by 2050.
NatWest Group
NatWest Group is a leading banking and financial services group in the UK and Ireland. We operate through a number of well-known banking brands. We have a presence on the high street through our customer facing brands - NatWest, Royal Bank of Scotland and Ulster Bank. We are the largest supporter of UK business, banking around 1 in 4 businesses across the UK. Our private banking customers know us through their relationships with Coutts, Adam & Company, Child & Co and Drummonds. And NatWest Markets help our corporate and institutional clients manage their financial risks and achieve their short and long-term financial goals.
UBS
UBS provides financial advice and solutions to wealthy, institutional and corporate clients worldwide, as well as private clients in Switzerland. UBS is the largest truly global wealth manager, and a leading personal and corporate bank in Switzerland, with a large-scale and diversified global asset manager and a focused investment bank. The bank focuses on businesses that have a strong competitive position in their targeted markets, are capital efficient, and have an attractive long-term structural growth or profitability outlook.
Standard Chartered
Standard Chartered is a leading international banking group, with a presence in 59 of the world’s most dynamic markets, and serving clients in a further 85. Their purpose is to drive commerce and prosperity through unique diversity, and heritage and values are expressed in brand promise, here for good.
BNP Paribas
BNP Paribas is the European Union’s leading bank and key player in international banking. It operates in 68 countries and has more than 193,000 employees, including nearly 148,000 in Europe. The Group has key positions in its three main fields of activity: Retail Banking for the Group’s retail-banking networks and several specialised businesses including BNP Paribas Personal Finance and Arval ; Investment & Protection Services for savings, investment and protection solutions ; and Corporate & Institutional Banking, focused on corporate and institutional clients. Based on its strong diversified and integrated model, the Group helps all its clients (individuals, community associations, entrepreneurs, SMEs, corporate and institutional clients) to realise their projects through solutions spanning financing, investment, savings and protection insurance.
SMBC
Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation (SMBC) is a top-tier Japanese bank and a core member of Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group, a Tokyo based financial holding company ranked as No. 12 globally by assets. SMBC operates in 40 countries and employees more than 28,000 globally. SMBC engages in various financial services from lending to securities investment.
BBVA
BBVA is a customer-centric global financial services group founded in 1857. The Group has a strong leadership position in the Spanish market, is the largest financial institution in Mexico and it has leading franchises in South America. It is also the leading shareholder in Turkey’s Garanti BBVA and has an important investment, transactional and capital markets banking business in the U.S. Its purpose is to bring the age of opportunity to everyone by helping its clients transition towards a sustainable future. BBVA has been rewarded internationally for its sustainability focus, including ranking as the first worldwide bank according to the Dow Jones Sustainability Index.

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