RI Asia 2017: Green Finance & Investment and Asia launch of Transparency in Transition: A Guide to Investor Disclosure on Climate Change

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RI Asia Conference Plenary 4: Green finance and investments

25 April 3.30pm - 4.30pm | Tokyo Stock Exchange

During this session the Chair of Asia Investor Group Climate Change (AIGCC), Emily Chew, will also launch the group’s recent report Transparency in Transition: A Guide to Investor Disclosure on Climate Change.

The guide has been developed by investors for investors and aims to improve transparency and better inform a variety of stakeholders on the way climate change risks and opportunities are being tackled by the institutional investment community.

While also building on the best investor reporting practices available today, the guide is aligned with the draft recommendations of the influential G20 Financial Stability Board’s Task Force on Climate-related Disclosures (TCFD), led by Michael Bloomberg. It is intended to help investors translate how to support and integrate the TCFD recommendations into their annual reporting in a practical way.

The guide sets out a practical framework for implementing and improving investor disclosure, organised around core principles, effective narrative and the selection of appropriate metrics:

  • The core principles are designed to help investors describe their perspective and approach on managing climate change risks and opportunities, while highlighting the attributes of good quality disclosure;
  • The guidance on narrative reporting aims to ensure stakeholders have the information they need to appropriately assess the practices of the investor by providing important context on governance, strategy and priorities;
  • The guidance on metrics sets out the evolution benefits and limitations of existing climate metrics to ensure that investors present a balanced and material picture of climate change performance.

The full report is available at www.aigcc.net

RIAsia 2017: 25 April 3.30pm - 4.30pm | Tokyo Stock Exchange

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