GCD's Mission is to help banks understand and model credit risks. The comprehensive data pools are collected over a decade and distributed back to members for their own research and modelling.


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GCD is a unique data consortium that owns banks internal data for both PD and LGD. GCD’s data pools support the key parameters of banks’ credit risk modelling: Probability of Default (PD), Loss Given Default (LGD), Exposure at Default (EAD).

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GCD’s library gives access to wide variety of publications on risk related topics. Global Credit Data members work together to analyse the data and discuss methodology issues. GCD has published numerous papers and is actively promoting academic research on the data collected.

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Members not only benefit from exclusive rights and access to credit databases and analytics, but also from knowledge and research facilitation possible via the unique industry association.

Through a variety of forums such as workshops, webinars and surveys, GCD is an active industry participant facilitating the discussion in key strategic areas.

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Global Credit Data collects raw data from its members and distributes it back to them for use in their own analysis and modelling. GCD supports its members by providing a flexible high-end tool on the data pool: the GCD Visual Analyzer. Member banks can create dynamic Reference Data Sets and generate instant views on the data.

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Climate Focus Group Update March 2024: Climate Stress Testing, Global Events & Regulatory News and more

by | Mar 26, 2024 | 2024, ESG Climate Risk, News, News Highlight, Newsletter, Newswire Page, Public

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GCD Climate Risk Focus Group

where climate and credit risk measurement come together!

Dear GCD Members and Friends,

Stay informed with the latest activities in Climate Risk at GCD:

  • Information on upcoming webinars featuring insights on Climate Stress testing from the National Bank of Canada and the latest insights on Long Term Scenarios and data guidance from the NGFS team. Registration details will follow.
  • Access materials from past sessions with experts from ING and UBS.
  • Register now for GCD regional events in Stockholm, Toronto, and Frankfurt.
  • Explore the Regulatory Resource Hub for the latest global regulatory guidance.
  • Participate in our quick survey on the impact of climate risk on funding costs.

Previous meeting materials are available on focus group page (Login required to access)

Regional Events

Note the regional meetings coming up where banks will be gathering to discuss credit risk topics, including ESG and Climate risk. Seats are limited and free for GCD member banks and invited guests from non-member banks.

  • Nordic Forum hosted by Handelsbanken in Stockholm on April 22nd, 2024  - Register here
  • Toronto Conference hosted by Royal Bank of Canada on April 29th 2024 – Register here
  • DACH Forum hosted by KfW in Frankfurt on May 23rd 2024 – Register here

Regulatory Resource Hub

Recently published regulatory guidance:



 More resources can be found on GCD online resource which serves as a central page for credit risk/ESG/climate risk professionals seeking information on climate risk management from various global regions, within the GCD membership base. The page is designed for easy navigation, enabling quick access to region-specific climate risk guidelines, reports and useful resources.

Survey: Climate Risk & Funding Costs

Please participate in this 3-question survey on Funding Costs

Access Survey

This survey is aimed to understand how banks estimate the effects of LT and ST ESG Scenarios on funding costs
and the readiness of the banking sector to address ESG challenges and opportunities.
If you are interested on this topic, see GCD Website for
UBS presentation on climate risk impact on funding costs.

Get involved!

GCD Climate Risk Focus Group serves as a center for collaboration and the sharing of expertise among ESG, climate, and risk professionals from banks and industry experts worldwide.