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Transition at scale

Join CDP, CDSB, We Mean Business, Finance for Tomorrow and the Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership for a morning event to hear from policymakers, companies and reporting experts exploring how the TCFD recommendations will bring about transition at scale.

How can the TCFD help governments and businesses reduce climate risks and achieve the goals of the Paris Agreement?

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Since its formation at COP21 in Paris, the Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD) has caught the attention of regulators, businesses and investors.

In 2015 the G20 Heads of State asked the Financial Stability Board (FSB) to establish a Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD) addressing the risks to financial stability that climate change creates within the global economy. The mandate of the Task Force was to develop a set of recommendations for voluntary and consistent climate-related financial risk disclosures. These would then be used by companies, investors and other financial stakeholders to provide high-quality information in their mainstream flings. The Task Force delivered its recommendations to the FSB and the G20 in June 2017.

The day will begin with a policy session focused on the response by governments to the recommendations, providing an overview of future trends in reporting. We will provide an overview of key regulatory developments across the G20 and present a few examples in detail.

This will be followed by the enablers session, focusing on corporate action to the TCFD: uptake by companies and implementing internal metrics for re-allocating revenue to low-carbon activities and managing risk through carbon pricing corridors.


8:30 – Coffee & registration

9:30 – Policy session

  • Host welcome, Caisse des Dépôts
  • Keynote & outlining policy opportunities in the G20: Paul Simpson, CEO, CDP
  • French example: Article 173 - Mariella Morandi, DG Tresor
  • European example: High-Level Expert Group on Sustainable Finance (HLEG) – Flavia Micilotta, HLEG Member; Executive Director, Eurosif

10:30 – Coffee break

11:00 – Enablers session

  • Introduction to session
  • TCFD update: Jane Ambachtsheer, TCFD Member; Partner, Chair, Responsible Investment, Mercer
  • TCFD commitment: Simon Messenger, Managing Director, Climate Disclosure Standards Board
  • Carbon Pricing: Kate Levick, Director Policy & Regulation, CDP
  • Governance: Philippe Joubert, Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership

11:50 Panel discussion

  • Kate Levick, CDP (moderator)
  • Vishnee Payen, Group Sustainability & CSR Manager, LUX Resorts & Hotels
  • Isaline Medcalf, Deputy Head of Corporate Responsibility-Sustainable Development, Sopra Steria
  • Christine Lafon, Risk Anticipation Manager, BNP Paribas
  • Mark Lewis, MD, Head of European Utilities Equity Research, Barclays
  • Jane Ambachtsheer, TCFD Member

12:45 – Light lunch & networking