Tag-Along Rights

Rights that enable a minority shareholder to participate in the sale of shares by a majority shareholder to a third party on the same terms.

Target group

In a social impact context, the specific individuals, groups or organisations for whose benefit a project is undertaken.

Target Setting Protocol (TSP)

The TSP is published by the Net-Zero Asset Owner Alliance, to guide Alliance members in setting science-based targets on their financed emissions.

Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosure (TCFD)

An initiative of The Financial Stability Board, the task force was created to improve and increase reporting of climate-related financial risks.

Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD)

A Task Force set up by the Financial Stability Board (FSB) of the G20 to develop voluntary guidelines for companies, banks and investors to use when disclosing climate-related financial risks and opportunities to their stakeholders.

Task Force on Nature-related Financial Disclosures (TNFD)

A global initiative which aims to give financial institutions and companies a complete picture of their environmental risks.

Task Force on Scaling Voluntary Carbon Markets

A private sector-led initiative working to scale an effective and efficient voluntary carbon market to help meet the goals of the Paris Agreement.


Classification systems that have been developed by governments, international bodies and non-governmental organisations to help identify specific assets, activities or projects that meet defined thresholds and metrics that quantify sustainability.


Technological services and products that are designed to produce a positive social and/or environmental outcome.

Technology Executive Committee

The Technology Mechanism’s policy body.

Technology Mechanism

The Technology Mechanism, established in 2010 under the UN Climate Change process, consists of two bodies: the Technology Executive Committee and the Climate Technology Centre and Network.

Technology transfer

The exchange of knowledge, hardware and associated software, money and goods among stakeholders, which leads to the spread of technology for adaptation or mitigation.

Temperature overshoot

The temporary exceedance of a specified level of global warming.

Term Sheet

A written, non-binding agreement that describes the key terms and conditions related to an investment.

Terms of Reference (TOR)

Terms of reference define the structure, purpose, and calendar of a project, board, committee, or other group with a common goal.

Tetiaroa Society

An NGO based in Tetiaroa (an atoll in the Windward group of the Society Islands of French Polynesia, an overseas territorial collectivity of France).

The Climate Pledge | Net-Zero Carbon by 2040

A community of businesses that have committed to climate action and to reaching the goals of the Paris Agreement 10 years early.

The Climate Registry (TCR)

A non-profit organisation that designs and operates voluntary and compliance GHG reporting mechanisms.

The Climate Registry Information System / CRIS

The official public recording system for The Climate Registry.

Thematic investing

Investing in companies contributing to the development of sustainability, classified under a particular investment theme.

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