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PRI publishes voluntary climate reporting indicators based on TCFD recommendations

Following COP23, the PRI has published new voluntary climate-related indicators in its Reporting Framework aligned with the Task Force on Climate-Related Financial Disclosures (TCFD) recommendations. As of the 2018 reporting cycle, signatories will be able to voluntarily report and disclose on 14 new indicators and six original indicators which have been updated following TCFD recommendations. [...]

By |2017-11-27T18:45:27+00:00November 27th, 2017|Environmental, Integrated Reporting, Investors|0 Comments

Bloomberg and the TCFD – final recommendations

“Increasing transparency makes markets more efficient, and economies more stable and resilient.” —Michael R. Bloomberg, Chair of the TCFD To help identify the information needed by investors, lenders, and insurance underwriters to appropriately assess and price climate-related risks and opportunities for the companies, the Financial Stability Board established an industry-led task force: the Task Force [...]

Two Novel Indices of Climate-Related Financial Disclosure

Market-based solutions to climate change are widely advocated by financial actors and policy-makers in order to foster a smooth transition to a low-carbon economy. A first important limiting factor to this approach is widely recognized to be the imperfect information on investors portfolio exposure to climate related risks. While better disclosure of climate-relevant information is [...]

By |2017-06-01T09:12:55+00:00June 1st, 2017|Financial, Firm Value, Indicators, Investors, Risk|0 Comments

Michael Bloomberg and the TCFD Recommendations Report – Executive Summary

Financial Markets and Transparency One of the essential functions of financial markets is to price risk to support informed, efficient capital-allocation decisions. Accurate and timely disclosure of current and past operating and financial results is fundamental to this function, but it is increasingly important to also understand the governance and risk management context in which [...]

By |2017-01-26T20:35:14+00:00January 2nd, 2017|ESG, Firm Value, Governance, Indicators, Investors, Risk|0 Comments