The latest TCFD status report

TCFD Status

As revealed in the TCFD’s 2023 status report, more than 900 additional organizations pledged support for the recommendations since last year – which now totals 4,800 supporters globally. Here are the key takeaways:

– The percentage of public companies disclosing TCFD-aligned information continues to grow, but more progress is needed. For fiscal year 2022 reporting, 58% of companies disclosed in line with at least five of the 11 recommended disclosures — up from 18% in 2020; however, only 4% disclosed in line with all 11.

– The percentage of companies reporting on climate-related risks or opportunities, board oversight, and climate-related targets increased significantly — by 26, 25, and 24 percentage points, respectively — between fiscal years 2020 and 2022.

– Disclosure of climate-related financial information in financial filings is limited. On average for fiscal year 2022, information aligned with the 11 recommended disclosures was four times more likely to be disclosed in sustainability and annual reports than in financial filings.

– The majority of jurisdictions with final or proposed climate-related disclosure requirements specify that such disclosures be reported in financial filings or annual reports. Over 80% of the largest asset managers and 50% of the largest asset owners reported in line with at least one of the 11 recommended disclosures. Based on a review of publicly available reports, nearly 70% of the top 50 asset managers and 36% of the top 50 asset owners disclosed in line with at least five of the recommended disclosures.

– Based on a 2022 TCFD survey, asset managers and asset owners indicated the top challenge to climate-related reporting is insufficient information from investee companies. Asset managers highlighted information from public companies as most challenging (62%), while asset owners identified information on private investments (84%).