“With a small window of time to decarbonise the economy, there is an urgent need to improve the quality and consistency of corporate disclosures on climate risk. While the progress in today’s status report is welcome, uptake remains much too slow.
“At 3.6, the average number of recommended disclosures per company is just a third of the 11 the TCFD recommends, while nearly a quarter of large companies have made no TCFD-aligned disclosures whatsoever. If the current rate of progress continues, the number of disclosures per company won’t reach the necessary level until 2028, which is clearly far too late.
“For investors and regulators to act on the risks posed by climate change, disclosures must be consistent and comprehensive. The only way to ensure blanket coverage is to move rapidly towards mandatory enforcement of the TCFD recommendations.”
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