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Recent sustainability and integrated reporting developments

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16 Feb 2017

A summary of recent developments at the CDSB, LSEG and Deloitte.

The Climate Disclosure Standards Board (CDSB) has responded to the consultation document of the Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD) with recommendations on climate-related disclosures. The CDSB calls on the TCFD to explore how the concept of materiality should be applied to climate-related financial disclosure, to work with relevant standard-setters (including IASB & FASB) to explore how the existing mainstream model could allow for the integration of climate-related financial disclosures, to review the suggested illustrative metrics so that they incorporate more financial metrics, and to rationalise and coordinate the recommendations. More information is available through the press release on the CDSB's website as well as the response itself.

The London Stock Exchange Group (LSEG) has issued guidance setting out recommendations for good practice in environmental, social and governance reporting (ESG). 

Deloitte has released a new publication in it Thinking allowed series that looks at climate-related disclosures and some of the issues involved and how companies and audit committees might respond to the challenges. The publication builds on the TCFD recommendations.

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