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Climate Risk Scorecard

Assessment Key
Significant ProgressSignificant Progress
Some ProgressSome Progress
No ProgressNo Progress
Not ApplicableNot Applicable
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About the National Credit Union Association

The National Credit Union Administration (NCUA) is an “independent federal agency that insures deposits at federally insured credit unions, protects the members who own credit unions, and charters and regulates federal credit unions.” This agency monitors over 4,903 federally insured credit unions with 131.0 million members.  

The NCUA’s mission is to ensure a safe credit union system. It does so by insuring shares (deposits) at all covered entities (credit unions), establishing rules and expectations for credit unions to follow, and mandating annual reports from credit unions.  

There are various areas under the NCUA’s mission where it could act to affirm and address climate risk. Other banking regulators, including the Federal Reserve, have taken initial steps to assess how climate change can affect their covered institutions. The NCUA could follow suit for credit unions and develop guidance on how they should integrate climate change into their risk management, internal controls, business strategies, governance, and disclosure practices. Additionally, the NCUA could leverage its connection with the Federal Financial Institutions Examinations Council (FFIEC) to modernize risk definitions as part of the supervision process (including supervision manuals) and influence best practices on climate risk management among the largest credit unions.

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