TORONTO, June 28, 2022 /CNW/ - CIBC today released its 2021 Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD) Report outlining its approach to accelerating climate action.
This is CIBC's second standalone TCFD report summarizing the bank's efforts towards aligning climate disclosures to best practices.
The TCFD set out eleven recommended disclosures in 2017 around four core areas of Governance, Strategy, Risk Management, and Metrics and Targets, for companies to report material climate-related information. Underpinning the overall disclosure is a set of guiding principles that ensure high-quality, decision-useful information is communicated, enabling users to fully understand the impacts of climate change faced by organizations today.
Key highlights from CIBC's 2021 TCFD Report include:
- Implementing a Director Development Program that fosters continuous education for Board members, helping them stay current with new and emerging governance practices, regulatory developments and evolving ESG issues.
- Assessing the impacts of climate-related risks in our lending portfolio using climate scenario analysis and heatmap assessment.
- Enhancing our risk management approach by building capabilities to identify, assess and manage climate-related risks.
- Developing new metrics related to financed emissions in our oil and gas and residential mortgages loan portfolios.
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