Climate change poses vast material risks to companies across all sectors.
According to a recent Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) report, the impacts of climate change could cost 200 of the world’s largest corporations nearly $1 trillion, yet many companies continue to underestimate, ignore, or outright deny the risks.
Investors have a right to know how corporations are addressing the material risks posed by climate change, which is why Green Century is pleased to endorse the Climate Risk Disclosure Act.
The Climate Risk Disclosure Act would require public companies to disclose:
- Direct and indirect greenhouse gas emissions,
- Total amount of fossil-fuel related assets owned or managed,
- How their valuation would be affected if climate change continues at its current pace or if policymakers successfully restrict greenhouse gas emissions to meet the 1.5°C goal, and
- Risk management strategies related to the risks posed by climate change.
The bill also would require additional disclosures from fossil fuel companies.
Enhanced disclosure would help investors better asses how corporations are addressing their exposure to climate-related risks and, ultimately, accelerate the transition to a low-carbon economy.
If we are to limit global temperature rise to 1.5°C to avoid the most catastrophic impacts of climate change, drastic action is needed, and the Climate Risk Disclosure Act represents a necessary step in the right direction.
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