Costa has declared its support for the Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD), joining more than 1500 organisations in demonstrating a commitment to building a more resilient financial system and safeguarding against climate risk through better disclosures.
The TCFD, chaired by Michael R. Bloomberg, founder of Bloomberg LP and Bloomberg Philanthropies, provides market participants with recommendations to address the financial impact of climate change on their business. By increasing transparency on financially material climate-related risks and opportunities the recommendations promote more informed financial decision-making by investors, lenders and others.
Sean Hallahan, Costa Managing Director and CEO, said Costa had committed to implementing the four key TCFD recommendations relating to governance, strategy, risk management and metrics and targets.
“We have identified the TCFD as the most appropriate framework to manage and respond to risk, but also as a tool to identify opportunities,” Mr Hallahan said.
“We have prioritised the management of climate related risk, the need for innovation and the use of new and emerging technology in the way we grow our crops,” Mr Hallahan said.
“We have also implemented a Horticultural Innovation and Technology Committee to drive our response to climate related risks and establish quantitative targets.”
In particular, Costa is focused on water use efficiency and security, energy efficiency and security, waste reduction and investment in protected cropping.
Supporters of the TCFD span the public and private sectors and include national governments, central banks, stock exchanges, credit rating agencies, financial organisations and private sector businesses from a variety of industries.
Widespread implementation of the TCFD recommendations will provide investors, lenders, and insurance underwriters with consistent and relevant information to understand the economic risks and opportunities resulting from climate change.
Increased disclosures in line with the recommendations across sectors and geographies will help global markets make more efficient capital allocation decisions and adjust appropriately to the disruptive effects of global climate change.
For more information about the Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures, please visit www.fsb-tcfd.org.
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About the Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures
On December 4, 2015, the Financial Stability Board (FSB) established the industry-led Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD) with Michael R. Bloomberg as Chair. The Task Force currently has four Vice Chairs and 32 members in total. The TCFD was asked to develop voluntary, consistent climate-related financial disclosures for use by companies in providing information to lenders, insurers, investors and other stakeholders, which were published in the TCFD Recommendations Report on June 29, 2017. More information about the TCFD can be found at www.fsb-tcfd.org.