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Climate risk and TCFD event series

CDSB is organising a series of capacity building workshops and webinars to support rapid, high-quality implementation of the TCFD recommendations.

Since the day the Governor of the Bank of England Mark Carney gave his powerful Tragedy of the Horizons speech, pressing the urgent need to consider the disclosure of climate-related risks, it has become clear at an international level that climate change needs to be tackled from a financial angle, to make sure companies deal with the risks and opportunities that the changing climate and the low-carbon economy are creating.

Now that the Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD) has published their recommendations, CDSB is organising a series of capacity building workshops and webinars which will equip companies with the capability to bring about rapid, high-quality implementation of the recommendations, and investors with the knowledge to influence uptake.

From now to early next year, you can expect to receive invites to a number of events which will explore some of the key themes of the TCFD, including determining and defining materiality, and assessing director's duties around climate risk.

Webinar: materiality and the TCFD

29 January, 14:00 GMT

Following the release of a new CDSB paper - "Materiality and climate-related financial disclosures" - we will discuss the application of materiality to climate-related financial disclosures, looking at the current definitions and applications in existing regulation and initiatives, with some suggestions for potential strategies to effectively determine material information. The webinar will feature a discussion among the speakers about the challenges and potential strategies highlighted in the paper, followed by a Q&A.

Register here

Getting to grips with climate risk: What do the G20’s TCFD recommendations mean for company reporting in the UK?

20 March, 08:30 GMT

This workshop will provide you with an overview of how UK companies can report on climate-related risks and opportunities using the TCFD recommendations, with some practical suggestions for integrating climate and financial information into your annual report.

Register here

Upcoming events

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For more information on the TCFD recommendations, and how CDSB's work aligns, click here.

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