The Group of 100 (G100) held a virtual forum introducing the Climate Disclosure Standards Board (CDSB) to members and senior finance executives on Friday 31 July. The forum was the second of four G100 Virtual Roundtables on Corporate Reporting, tackling topics such as SASB, CDSB, TCFD and ASX/ASIC/AASB/AUASB disclosure suites. The event scheduled to take place on Friday, 31 July 2020, is organised by the G100 Sustainability Working Group in collaboration with CA ANZ and CPAA, hosted by EY.
The CDSB Framework sets out an approach for reporting environmental and climate change information in mainstream reports, such as annual reports, 10-K filings, or integrated reports. This Virtual Forum introduced the CDSB, the CDSB Framework, and the relationship between the CDSB and the Taskforce for Climate-Related Financial Disclosures (TCFD), which was a key issue for the Working Group in 2019.
The forum explored the findings of one of CDSB’s latest reports, ‘Falling Short’ – which analysed the 2019 environmental and climate-related disclosures of Europe’s 50 largest listed companies.
The virtual forum was be moderated by Terence Jeyaretnam, the Head of the G100 Sustainability Working Group and included a presentation by Mardi McBrien, Managing Director of CDSB. Terence also presented the latest results of EY’s Global Climate Barometer.
To read some selected keynotes from the second virtual forum on Corporate Reporting introducing the CDSB please follow this link.
To read some selected keynotes from the first virtual forum on Corporate Reporting introducing the SASB and CDSB organisations, and an overview of the use of the standards, please follow this link.