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TCFD-Aligned Climate Metrics for Infrastructure Investors Climate reporting aligned with the Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD) guidelines is rapidly transitioning into a requirement for investors worldwide. This poses difficulties
TCFD-Aligned Climate Metrics for Infrastructure Investors
Climate reporting aligned with the Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD) guidelines is rapidly transitioning into a requirement for investors worldwide. This poses difficulties for portfolios that include infrastructure investment and other privately owned assets, primarily due to the scarcity of accurate and comparable data. As investors wrestle with these urgent disclosure requirements, they are also under growing pressure to deepen their understanding of the impacts of physical risks of climate change on their infrastructure and private asset portfolios, as both regulatory and market forces demand more accurate risk assessments. In this webinar, Nishtha Manocha, Senior Research Engineer, PhD, and Abhishek Gupta, Associate Director & Head of infraMetrics Product Development at EDHEC Infra & Private Assets will examine both the challenges and potential solutions to assist investors in fulfilling their regulatory obligations while gaining a more comprehensive understanding of climate risks within their portfolios.
Key Talking Points
- Regulatory drivers: TCFD-aligned reporting is mandatory in an increasing range of key jurisdictions and will be further reinforced by adoption of ISSB’s climate reporting standards by the word’s securities regulators. How is the regulatory picture evolving and what are the key requirements and differences across markets for investors?
- Challenges in tackling GHG emissions: What are the practical TCFD-related challenges for infrastructure and private equity investors vs listed equities, given fragmented information follows typically available to limited partners? What are the current options and methodologies for assessing the current and future GHG emissions across all scopes for different types of unlisted assets, and what are the drawbacks and barriers that investors are facing?
- Physical risks in focus: While TCFD recommendations require disclosure relating to physical risk, further granularity is required – and not just for regulatory reasons. The very nature of extreme weather events that can impact physical assets across geographies defies traditional risk management approaches. How do these challenges manifest for infrastructure and private assets?
- The way forward: While climate reporting undoubtedly requires heavy lifting for LPs, effective solutions are already emerging for even the most challenging asset classes. TCFD allows for modelled approaches, enabling benchmarks to play a key role in understanding and comparing the climate risks of even the most diverse portfolios. EDHEC’s experts present solutions to help investors address not only present climate reporting requirements, but also physical risk assessments and scenario analysis looking forward to 2030 and 2050.
Join us on 1st November, 9:00am (GMT), for this webinar to gain valuable insights and strategies for effectively navigating climate reporting challenges.