Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures

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Financial markets reporting - Financial Stability Board (FSB).


The FSB's Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD) was established to develop voluntary, consistent climate-related financial risk disclosures for use by companies in providing information to investors, lenders, insurers, and other stakeholders.

The TCFD considered the physical, liability and transition risks associated with climate change and what constitutes effective financial disclosures across industries.

The work and recommendations of the Task Force were designed to help organisations understand what financial markets want from disclosure in order to measure and respond to climate change risks, and encourage organisations to align their disclosures with investors’ needs.

The TCFD published Recommendations and Detailed Guidelines (the 'Recommendations') in June 2017.

Climate risk disclosures
"The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) implemented a new Listing Rule applicable to premium listed commercial companies designed to help users understand how they are managing climate-related risks.
The new Rule (LR 9.8.6(8)) does this by requiring disclosures in annual reports consistent with the recommendations and recommended disclosures of the Task Force on Climate-related Disclosures (TCFD).
The Rule will apply to accounting periods beginning on or after 1 January 2021 with the first annual financial reports under the new rule published in the spring of 2022."
ACT blog, 19 February 2021 - Naresh Aggarwal, Associate Director, Policy & Technical.

Having fulfilled its remit, the TCFD disbanded in October 2023.

The IFRS Foundation has taken over the monitoring of companies' progress on climate-related disclosure.

See also

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Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures