This week has seen a flurry of new developments in the UK’s sustainability reporting space, taking the country another step closer to the useful, comparable, environmental data investors and regulators need.
This week the Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD) published its annual Status Report, showing significant growth in the number of supporting organisations and amount of investor demand.
As we underlined in a recent comment letter responding to Accountancy Europe’s proposals for non-financial standard setting, for reporting standards to be useful they should be global. So it’s welcome news that this week the Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD) have launched the Portuguese translation of its recommendations, designed to encourage a stronger […]
The Task Force for Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD) recently announced a milestone of reaching more than 1,000 supporters globally – indicating a desire within a wide range of market participants to strengthen climate reporting. Increasingly, firms are accepting that climate risk is financial risk – and investor demand for high quality, comparable, accurate data on […]
This week investment powerhouse BlackRock – who manage $7 trillion of assets – set out a compelling case that climate change is a defining factor in companies’ long-term prospects – and their plan to tackle this by becoming a leader in sustainable investing. The world’s largest fund manager plans to divest from companies who get more […]
The Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD) has formed a new advisory group to help them assist companies with one of the more challenging elements of climate-related disclosure: scenario analysis. Previous TCFD status reports have noted how companies have found scenario analysis challenging. Companies often struggled to construct appropriate scenarios, to understand how their […]
The demand for climate-related financial disclosures has been growing. However, for climate risk and resilience to make it into the heart of financial decision making, there is still more to be done to ensure climate disclosures are comprehensive, high quality and useful to investors. Mark Carney, Governor of the Bank of England, speaking at the Task-Force for Climate-Related […]
Key co-ordinating body, the Corporate Reporting Dialogue, has reported that alignment between different ESG frameworks with the Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD) recommendations is better than expected. In order to offer more clarity on the relationships between different ESG reporting frameworks, the Better Alignment Project has brought a varied group of standard setters together to […]
Mark Carney, Governor of the Bank of England, recently gave a speech on sustainable finance at the United Nations Climate Action Summit highlighting the need for effective climate disclosure to build a sustainable financial system. Carney sees the initiatives and innovations of the private sector as key to underpinning the work of governmental climate policy, […]
The Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD) have published their second Status Report, analysing the extent to which companies have aligned their disclosures with the TCFD’s core recommendations. The Status Report has found an encouraging steady increase in the support for TCFD recommendations – with more than 800 organizations expressing support – and has […]