Webinar | Adopting TCFD Reporting: What you need to know | Brunswick

Webinar | Adopting TCFD Reporting: What you need to know

Thursday, 22nd July 2021

10:00 - 11:00 BST / 11:00 - 12:00 CET

Financial markets need comparable and consistent information to enable informed investment, credit, and insurance underwriting decisions. This is also essential to redirect investments to support the transition to a low carbon economy and minimise financial stability risks around sudden devaluations of carbon-intensive assets.

Consistent adoption of the Task Force on Climate-Related Financial Disclosures (TCFD) recommendations can lead to improved company resilience, informed decisions by investors, and a better evaluation of risks and exposures by lenders, insurers and underwriters.

Recent announcements have demonstrated increased momentum toward ’mandatory’ TCFD-consistent disclosure requirements. In the EU, TCFD-aligned Corporate Sustainability Reporting may come into effect as early as 2023, the UK announced its intention to make TCFD-aligned disclosures mandatory across the economy by 2025, and more recently, G7 nations agreed on historic steps to make reporting in line with TCFD mandatory.

Join us for a discussion with experts in sustainable finance and climate policy to learn more about:

  • What are the latest developments in policy and what are the market expectations?
  • How can companies prepare and start aligning to TCFD?
  • What does implementation look like and what are the main barriers?
  • What benefits and opportunities can TCFD adoption bring for companies?

Featured on the panel will be:

  • Rebecca Self, Director of Sustainable Finance, South Pole

  • Michael Zimonyi, Policy & External Affairs Director, CDSB Secretariat

Moderated by: Elizabeth Meager, Sustainable Finance Policy Editor, Capital Monitor

We hope you can join us. Please find registration information for this event below.

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Our Speakers

Rebecca Self

Director of Sustainable Finance, South Pole

Rebecca is South Pole’s Director of Sustainable Finance. With over 20 years experience in the financial sector, she leads the consulting practice in bringing climate science based products and services to the financial sector at scale.  Prior to joining South Pole, Rebecca was Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of Sustainable Finance at HSBC Holdings plc. Here she was responsible for the group-wide financials relating to Sustainable Finance products. In addition, Rebecca was responsible for HSBC’s external ESG reporting and investor relations activity – including the Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures, CDP questionnaire process and group-wide sustainability risk policies, such as agricultural commodities and energy. Rebecca is a Chartered Management Accountant and holds a Masters in Sustainability Leadership from the University of Cambridge, where she focused on climate-related disclosures and the use of geospatial data.

Michael Zimonyi

Policy & External Affairs Director, Climate Disclosure Standards Board

Michael leads CDSB's policy and external affairs work. He joined CDSB in 2012 and focuses on policy and corporate engagement and oversees external affairs. Prior to joining CDSB, Michael has worked at a global pharmaceutical corporation and at the sustainability think tank Forum for the Future. Michael has a degree in Chemistry with Environmental Science from the University of Birmingham and studied Sustainable Finance at the University of Oxford. He is also a member of the UK Financial Reporting Council's Stakeholder Advisory Panel, the EU Expert Panel on Expert group on the European financial data space and former member of the EFRAG European Lab Project Task Force on Climate-Related Reporting.

 

Moderated by: Elizabeth Meager

Policy Editor, Capital Monitor

Elizabeth is the policy editor of Capital Monitor, a title from the New Statesman Media Group dedicated to tracking the flow and impact of sustainable investment, where she makes sense of investment and corporate regulatory changes surrounding sustainability. She was previously managing editor of Euromoney’s IFLR and founding editor of IFLR Practice Insight.

Questions?

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