‘We have a situation with climate change which will involve every country in the world and from which we can’t self-isolate’

– Mark Carney, former Governor of Bank of England

Over the past few years, the pace of climate action has been rapidly accelerating globally. Most recently, the UK Government set out an ambitious ten-point-plan to ‘build back better’ and play its part in tackling climate change. It’s very timely, that the Financial Reporting Council (FRC) have also recently published the findings from its Climate Thematic.

The FRC’s Climate Thematic

The FRC’s reports detail its Reporting Lab’s findings on how boards, companies, auditors, investors and professional associations are doing when it comes to addressing the governance and reporting of climate change issues.

Split across five detailed documents and a summary, the thematic focusses on five key questions:

Launch event

We recently hosted a webinar to mark the publication of the findings. The event included a summary of the reports’ key findings from Phil Fitz-Gerald, Director of the FRC’s Financial Reporting Lab.

This was followed by a panel with perspectives from Phil, along with BlackRock’s Amra Balic, ITV’s Julia Giannini and our sustainability expert, Elena Zayakova.

The session was moderated by our Head of Reporting, Karen Almeida.

Click here to view a recording of the webinar.

We’ve summarised a selection of the panel’s responses to questions posed on the day. Download it here.

Find out more 

A huge amount was covered on the day, with many additional questions from attendees. As a result, we’ll be providing a summary of each panellist’s perspectives, as well as responses to some additional questions as a series of posts over the coming weeks.

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