More S&P 500 Firms Disclosing in Line with TCFD – CDP

Over half (55%) of S&P 500 firms assessed by environmental disclosure platform CDP are 90-99% aligned with the Taskforce on Climate-related Financial Disclosures’ (TCFD) key recommendations. However, the new report further noted that just 14% of these companies provided information on all TCFD-related questions outlined in its 2021 climate questionnaire, which covered the four TCFD pillars: strategy, governance, risk management, and metrics and targets. Sixty percent of the sample provided data on the potential financial value of climate transition-related opportunities, with the combined value of these estimations reaching US$4.8 trillion, CDP said. Four hundred (80%) of all S&P 500 companies took part in the 2021 questionnaire. Amir Sokolowski, CDP’s Global Director of Climate Change, said: “Disclosure must go beyond the impacts captured by the TCFD recommendations. Rather than focusing only on financial and risk-based data, it is crucial that companies strive to measure their impacts on people and planet more widely.”

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