TCFD implementation in Europe

You’re invited: EU Non-financial reporting

When: 29th November, 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm (CET), followed by drinks reception.
Where: ACCA 14 Rue de la Science, 1040 Belgium (register here)

Join CDSB and CDP for the release of a new report looking at the corporate implementation of the EU Non-Financial Reporting Directive. This report assesses what information companies are currently reporting and whether companies are implementing the recommendations of the G20 Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD), with the ultimate aim of understanding whether the Directive meets its objectives.

This event will bring together EU policymakers, companies, experts on corporate reporting and NGOs to discuss the latest developments in the European corporate reporting landscape and the direction of travel set by the EU Sustainable Finance Action Plan.

The event will feature keynote speeches by:

·         Sirpa Pietikäinen – MEP

·         Alain Deckers – Head of Unit, Accounting and Financial Reporting, EU Commission

·         And many more

Register here

The confusing reporting landscape is about make a lot more sense

By CDSB Managing Director Mardi McBrien.

The explosion of reporting practices is a natural reaction to the desire for things to change – for companies to be accountable for their impacts on the economy, society and the environment and for value to be created for all stakeholders. However, unacknowledged and unresolved tensions in corporate sustainability-related accounting, disclosure and reporting practices can produce variation in the quality and quantity of information, which in turn undermines confidence in science, policies, markets and corporate reporting.

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How To Make Global Climate Action Go Viral

By CDSB Chairman Richard Samans.

Since the United Nations Kyoto climate accord over two decades ago, national governments have occupied center stage in the fight against climate change. They are indeed best equipped to accelerate the diffusion of clean energy technologies through the power they have to set tax, trade, regulatory, procurement, technical standards, R&D and other incentives.

But they are far from the only effective instrument of change available to societies.

Read more on Forbes

Webinar: A Practical Guide to Climate Disclosures

When: 28th November, 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm (EST)
Where: Webinar, register here.

Last year the Task Force on Climate-Related Financial Disclosures (TCFD) provided guidance to companies on disclosing climate-related information through their existing reporting processes to investors. While many companies have begun implementing the recommendations in their disclosures, the TCFD highlighted the need for continued efforts to support implementation of the recommendations in a recent 2018 Status Report. This webinar will review frameworks developed by the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB) and the Climate Disclosure Standards Board (CDSB) that enable implementation of the TCFD recommendations in a manner that is cost-effective for companies and decision-useful for investors

Speakers

·         David Parham – Deputy Director of Research, SASB

·         Nadine Robinson – Technical Director, CDSB

·         Nancy Meyer — Moderator, Director of Corporate Engagement, C2ES