The Carbon Rating Agency (CRA) is a wholly owned subsidiary of the IDEAglobal Group. It is the world's only ratings agency focussed on carbon energy efficiency ratings. Its mission is to enable the creation of carbon as an asset class. It provides a suite of ratings and analytical products including carbon ratings, energy efficiency ratings, ratings of NAMAs, PoAs, sectors and indices. The principle role of these products is an enabler of climate finance, risk sharing between public and private stakeholders and for the construction of legitimate instruments necessary for this new asset class to crowd in private capital. The CRA's products have been built using both financial and environmental market experts such as current UNFCCC Executive Secretary Christiana Figueres and former UN Under-Secretary-General Nitin Desai. The CRA has benefitted from testing its suite products with IDEAglobal's network of Sovereign Wealth Funds, institutional investors and investment banks, as well as multilateral organizations and leading corporations. This has enabled the creation of risk metrics and tools woth strong foundations for comparability and other asset classes and legimate accounting and valuation of carbon as an asset for voluntary, compliance and investment purposes. In June 2008 Lord Stern (then Vice Chair of IDEAglobal Group) and Ian Johnson (Chairman, The Carbon Rating Agency) officially launched the CRA at the London Stock Exchange. To view the video of Stern's presentation, see below: 


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