Is your business ready to report in line with the TCFD?

February 24, 2022

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Event date: 24 March 2022, 09:00–10:15 GMT

Agenda

As of April 2022, disclosing climate-related financial data in line with the Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD) will become mandatory for British businesses with £500 million+ turnover and a headcount of 500+ employees. Ahead of these incoming regulations, RSK is hosting a webinar on 24 March at 09:00 GMT to help first-time reporters ensure their reporting avoids looking like greenwashing without revealing commercially sensitive information.

Join us as a panel of experts discusses best practices, the future of the TCFD and sustainability disclosures and lessons learned from early adopters. The panel includes Marie Claire Tabone, whose work at the Financial Reporting Council’s Financial Reporting Lab can guide companies on best practices and pitfall-avoidance techniques when preparing their TCFD disclosures; Alex White of the New Zealand Ministry for the Environment, presenting lessons learned from New Zealand, which was the first country to mandate these disclosures; Michael Zimonyi of the International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) Foundation, who will speak on the future of sustainability standards and where TCFD fits in that landscape; and RSK’s Research Director Dr Robert Charnock, who will share findings from a recent C-suite survey on forthcoming trends in TCFD, climate scenario analysis and transition strategies.

This webinar will give attendees the knowledge they’ll need when the time comes to conduct and disclose their own TCFD analysis, enabling their businesses to mitigate climate risks and harness opportunities brought about by the transition to net zero.

Moderator

Lucy Sherriff, former Environment Editor, The Huffington Post

Lucy is a multimedia journalist and producer, focusing on environmental and social justice issues. Her work in multimedia and documentary journalism has earned her a number of accolades, including the Prince Albert II of Monaco United Nations Correspondents Association (UNCA) Award for climate change reporting in 2019. She was a Society of Environmental Journalists grantee in 2020. Lucy worked for The Huffington Post for six years, first as a reporter and then as an editor, before moving to the US where she now works as a freelance documentary producer and film-maker.

Speakers

Marie Claire Tabone, Project Manager at the Financial Reporting Lab, Financial Reporting Council (FRC)

Marie Claire Tabone is a Project Manager in the Financial Reporting Lab at the FRC. She joined the FRC in June 2020 and leads the lab’s work on sustainability issues, including stakeholders, TCFD and other environmental, social and governance issues.

Before joining the FRC, Marie Claire was on secondment from PwC as a technical fellow at the International Accounting Standards Board on the Management Commentary project. Previously, Marie Claire was a manager in PwC’s global investor engagement team, where she engaged with investors, standard setters and regulators on corporate reporting practices. She is a qualified accountant, and before working in investor engagement, worked in audit for PwC London, the Channel Islands and Malta.

Alex White, Principal Analyst, Climate and Sustainable Finance, New Zealand Ministry for the Environment

Alex White is the sustainable finance lead at New Zealand’s Ministry for the Environment and co-led the introduction of the world’s first mandatory climate-related disclosure requirements in New Zealand. Before moving to New Zealand, she was closely involved in the UK’s Green Finance Taskforce and advocated for mandatory TCFD reporting while at the Aldersgate Group. In the lead up to COP21, Alex worked with corporates to commit to setting science-based targets as part of a global campaign at CDP (formerly the Carbon Disclosure Project). Alex has a degree in government from the London School of Economics and a master’s in international law from the School of Oriental and African Studies.

Michael Zimonyi, Policy and External Affairs Director, International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) Foundation

Michael is Policy and External Affairs Director at the IFRS Foundation, where he is currently playing an active role in setting up the International Sustainability Standards Board (ISSB). Before this, he spent ten years leading the policy and external affairs activities at the Climate Disclosure Standards Board (CDSB) to develop high quality disclosure standards and thought leadership on environmental and social issues to drive greater consistency and comparability of information reported to capital markets. He is a member of the EU Expert Group on European financial data space and a former member of the UK Financial Reporting Council’s Stakeholder Advisory Panel, as well as the European Financial Reporting Advisory Group (EFRAG) European Lab Project Task Force on Climate-related Reporting.

Dr Robert Charnock, Research Director, RSK

Dr Robert Charnock received the first PhD in carbon accounting from the London School of Economics and Political Science, while working with the United Nations to develop a financial sector toolkit for analysing and managing the risks of climate change. His research now focuses on corporate transition plans and climate scenario analysis, recently leading a research project for the UK’s Financial Reporting Council and sitting on a related advisory board for the World Business Council for Sustainable Development. In 2022, Dr Charnock will establish a new climate strategy research institute in Singapore, funded by RSK.

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