More About Climate Change Disclosure

As I have previously noted on this site, climate change-related disclosure is a hot button issue for certain activist investors and non-governmental organization. A series of recent actions underscores the extent to which some groups are attempting to escalate these disclosure issues, with significant impact. As described below, a number of companies have joined collaborative efforts to advance climate change disclosure initiatives within their industries. These developments have relevance not only for companies’ disclosures to investors, but they may also have liability implications as well.   In prior posts, I noted the formation of the Financial Stability Board’s Task Force on Climate-Related Finance Disclosures (TCFD), an international body created at the request of the G20 and chaired by Michael Bloomberg. (An overview of the task force’s recommendations can be found here.) A group of 16 international banks has now formed joined a…

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