NordSIP Glossary of Sustainable Terms and Acronyms

Are you lost in all the letters of sustainable investing? Fear not, you are not alone!

We have put together the most common acronyms and sustainability terms in this searchable table. Hope you find what you need!

AcronymStands forIn BriefMore information
ESGEnvironmental Social & GovernanceSome of the most important letters in sustainable investing, it is often used as a synonym for sustainable investingRelated content
Investopedia
SRISustainable & Responsible InvestingTogether with ESG, SRI is one of the generic acronyms to designate sustainable investing practicesRelated content
Investopedia
TCFDTask Force on Climate-Related Financial DisclosureA special group formed by the FSB to develop voluntary, consistent climate-related financial risk disclosures for use by companies in providing information to investors, lenders, insurers, and other stakeholders.Related content
TCFD site
FSBFinancial Stability BoardInternational body that monitors and makes recommendations about the global financial systemFSB Webpage
SDG / SDGsSustainable Development Goalsa.k.a. Goals for Sustainable Development, 17 goals set by the United Nations and part of the 2030 Agenda.UN page
WEF Page
20302030 Agenda for Sustainable DevelopmentAgenda adopted by Heads of State and Governments in September 2015. A plan of action for people, planet and prosperity, with 17 SDGs and 169 associated targets.
MDG / MDGsMillennium Development Goals8 goals set by the United Nations in 2000. They have been replaced by the SDGs.
CDSBClimate Disclosure Standard BoardA non-profit organization working to provide material information for investors and financial markets through the integration of climate change-related information into mainstream financial reporting.Wikipedia