Friday 8 November 2019

New Zealand: Ministry for the Environment consults on climate related financial disclosure framework

The Ministry for the Environment has published a consultation paper setting out it proposals for a new framework on climate related financial disclosures: see here (pdf). This includes, in the chapter 4, a discussion of directors' legal obligations and climate change. The proposed framework would apply to listed issuers, banks, general insurers, asset owners and asset managers. It would subject them to a mandatory reporting obligation, draws on TCFD Recommendations.

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