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17 Goals to Transform Our World
The Sustainable Development Goals are a call for action by all countries – poor, rich and middle-income – to promote prosperity while protecting the planet.
They recognize that ending poverty must go hand-in-hand with strategies that build economic growth and address a range of social needs including education, health, social protection, and job opportunities, while tackling climate change and environmental protection.
(UN Sustainable Development Goals)
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Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures
The Financial Stability Board created the Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD) to improve and increase reporting of climate-related financial information.
The TCFD recommendations on climate-related financial disclosures are widely adoptable and applicable to organizations across sectors and jurisdictions. They are designed to solicit decision-useful, forward-looking information that can be included in mainstream financial filings.
The recommendations are structured around four thematic areas that represent core elements of how organizations operate: governance, strategy, risk management, and metrics and targets.
As detailed in our blog post, on 29th October 2021 the UK became the first G20 country to enshrine mandatory climate disclosure for large companies into law, with the rules set to come into force in April 2022. “Large companies” include publicly traded companies with more than 500 employees and private companies with more than 500 employees and over £500 million in turnover. The mandatory disclosure will be in line with the TCFD recommendations.
The GRI Standards create a common language for organizations – large or small, private or public – to report on their sustainability impacts in a consistent and credible way. This enhances global comparability and enables organizations to be transparent and accountable.
The Standards help organizations understand and disclose their impacts in a way that meets the needs of multiple stakeholders. In addition to reporting companies, the Standards are highly relevant to many other groups, including investors, policymakers, capital markets, and civil society.
Science Based Targets initiative
The Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi) drives ambitious climate action in the private sector by enabling companies to set science-based emissions reduction targets.
The SBTi is a partnership between CDP, the United Nations Global Compact, World Resources Institute (WRI) and the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF).
Science-based targets show companies how much and how quickly businesses need to reduce their GHG emissions to prevent the worst impacts of climate change - leading them on a clear path towards decarbonization.
The SBTi is developing a new methodology for companies extracting fossil fuels to set science-based targets. This new pathway was due to be launched in 2021, but is not yet finalised. However consultation and guidance documents can be found here. Until the methodology is finalised, the SBTi is unable to validate targets for companies in the oil and gas sector. Other companies that explore, extract, mine and/or produce coal or other fossil fuels cannot get their targets validated at this stage, irrespective of percentage revenue generated by these activities.