Earlier this year, the Task Force on Climate Related Financial Disclosures (TCFD) firmly acknowledged that climate change is a material risk to the performance of companies and a systemic risk to the financial sector. The recommendations by the group, which may well form the basis of regulation for financial institutions in many G20 countries, identify a series of climate-related risks, including physical risks, which are considered to have material impact on financial performance. It saddens me that this is now the standard business case for environmental risk management. The TCFD is not very enlightened when it comes to ecosystem degradation, focusing mainly on climate adaptation costs. In the future I would prefer science-based ecosystem risk based business case, as this can steer people in the wrong direction (for us).

 

Posted by Stuart Singleton-White on 27th November 2017 at 12:00am

Category: News, Insight


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How does Natural Captial contribute to better decision making? 

Watch the VoxPop to be released at the World Forum in Edinburgh on 24.11.2017.

Posted by Stuart Singleton-White on 23rd November 2017 at 12:00am


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On World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought, we look at how the global finance sector is dependent on water.

Posted by Stuart Singleton-White on 17th June 2017 at 12:00am


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A public consultation on the Finance Sector Supplement to the Natural Capital Protocol, aimed at banks, investors and insurers has been launched

Posted by Marie Morice on 16th May 2017 at 12:00am


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Ground-breaking, open source tool stress tested bank loan portfolios under drought scenarios in Mexico, Brazil, China and the US

Posted by Marie Morice on 5th April 2017 at 12:00am

Category: News, Press Release