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TCFD Reporting

Our in-depth climate analytics and specialist support services inform every step of your TCFD reporting journey, from quantifying climate-related financial risks and opportunities to engaging with company stakeholders to turn metrics into action.

What is the TCFD?

TCFD is the Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures. It was formed by the Financial Stability Board, an international body that seeks to strengthen and protect global financial markets from systemic risks such as climate change. The TCFD recommendations provide guidance to all market participants on the disclosure of information on the financial implications of climate-related risks and opportunities so that they can be integrated into business and investment decisions.

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Our TCFD reporting solutions in action

  • Our approach to TCFD
  • Quantify your baseline carbon footprint
  • Apply scenario analysis
  • Identify opportunities
  • Set targets
  • Engage and report

Our approach to TCFD

To minimize business disruptions, market participants , such as asset owners, fund managers and banks, must manage increasingly complex and urgent climate-related risks and opportunities.

The TCFD recommends the use of scenario analysis to assess climate-related risks and opportunities and asks companies to report on the extent to which adequate governance, strategy, risk management, and metrics and targets are in place to address climate issues.

Our approach to TCFD typically includes five steps:

1. Quantify your baseline carbon footprint
2. Apply scenario analysis
3. Identify opportunities
4. Set targets
5. Engage and report


Quantify your baseline carbon footprint

First, companies need to quantify carbon emissions across their value chains – including business operations, supply chains and downstream products in use. Financial institutions need to quantify carbon emissions linked to their capital allocation – it could be across companies in equity and debt portfolios or bank loan books, or investments in other asset classes such as infrastructure and real estate.

We help you to collect the business data you already have on carbon emissions and we provide carbon emissions data to accelerate the process and fill in data gaps.

Apply scenario analysis

Our Trucost climate datasets and analytics inform scenario analysis of the financial impact of climate-related risks across different time horizons.

  • Trucost physical climate risk data intelligence: pinpoint asset exposure to water stress, flooding, heatwave, cold wave, hurricane, wildfire and sea level rise under low, moderate and high climate change scenarios.
  • Trucost carbon pricing risk data intelligence: assess exposure to operating costs and margins from more than 130 regional carbon pricing policies and future pricing scenarios.
  • Trucost market risk data intelligence: assess carbon pricing risk exposure of customers and customer segments.
  • Trucost technology risk data intelligence: assess technology risk exposure from business activities considered to be candidate sectors for substantial carbon mitigation.
  • Trucost reputation risk data intelligence: assess a range of factors including emission profile, transition pathway alignment, climate disclosure and commitments.

Identify opportunities

We help you consider the opportunities that could arise from the transition to a low carbon economy, including how well your existing product portfolio and future development plans are positioned for the low carbon transition. 

To Our Trucost climate data intelligence can also help to develop a business case to increase capital expenditure on carbon management projects.

Set targets

We help you set robust and science-based targets to strengthen your commitment to managing climate-related issues and align your strategy with the goal of the Paris Agreement to keep global temperature increases to well below 2 degrees Celsius.

Understanding by how much and how quickly you need to reduce carbon emissions to align with the Paris Agreement can help to engage internal stakeholders and inform low-carbon innovation.

Engage and report

Our management interviews and climate scenario analysis workshops help you to engage business stakeholders and turn metrics into action, and our reporting services assist you in publishing the results of your TCFD analysis.

Paris-Aligned and Climate Transition Index Series

The Paris-Aligned and Climate Transition indices track the performance of eligible equity securities, selected and weighted to be collectively compatible with a 1.5ºC global warming climate scenario, aiming to incorporate factors that seek to manage transition risk, physical risk, and climate change opportunities, as proposed by the Financial Stability Board’s Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures TCFD.

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