The annual report shows a considerable uptake in the adoption of climate-centred financial disclosures.

By Paul A. Davies and Michael D. Green

The Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD) published its Annual Report on TCFD-aligned disclosures by firms (Annual Report), on 29 October 2020. The TCFD was established by the Financial Stability Board (FSB) in 2015 as a mechanism to develop an approach for companies to disclose climate change matters. The TCFD offers companies guidelines and disclosure recommendations for providing information to investors, so that companies can provide more consistent, comparable data. The TCFD also promotes climate-related scenario analysis and the integration of climate-related risks into risk-management processes.