Switzerland Promotes Transparency on Climate-Related Financial Risks

  • On 12th January 2021, Switzerland officially became a supporter of the Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD), keeping with the nation’s policy on sustainable finance.
  • This support comes after the meeting on 11th December 2020 in which the Federal Council presented the proposals that would augment Switzerland’s role as a global leader in sustainable financial services.
  • It was recommended that a bill be drafted within the coming year, after consulting with the private sector and associations. 
  • The Financial Stability Board established the TCFD in 2015 with the aim to develop recommendations for increased financial transparency of companies, with regards to climate change. 
  • They create a common international framework for companies and financial sector to assess and quantify their exposure to climate risk. 

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