WIF 2021: TCFD implementation and climate action

21 Oct, 2021

For more information, please contact the SSE team.

Climate change is a key point on the global political agenda in 2021 and politicians, regulators and financial market actors have started to discuss how to address the issue with the means of the market and how to best help companies to become more climate-resilient. As global financial markets take steps towards better integrating climate risk and opportunities into pricing mechanisms, disclosure provides the bedrock for progress in the pursuit of a more sustainable global economy. This session was organized in collaboration with the Climate Disclosure Standards Board (CDSB) and the International Finance Corporation (IFC).


The webinar took place on 21 October, from 12:00 to 13:00 (CEST).


Stock exchanges are uniquely positioned to advance climate disclosure through market guidance. They can support consistency and standardization of information that enables both local and global progress in climate reporting and use of climate-related data. Stock exchanges’ infrastructure, networks and experience can contribute to addressing climate change via capital markets. Working with and learning from their peers, can play an essential role in achieving climate-resiliency of our markets. 

A newly published UN SSE Model Guidance on TCFD adoption, assisting exchanges’ markets to implement the TCFD recommendations, as well as a new Action Plan, showing how exchanges can lead by example to make markets more climate resilient, are going to be the foundation for the session’s discussion round.


About WIF

The UNCTAD World Investment Forum (WIF) is the pre-eminent global platform for investment and development. The Forum devises strategies and solutions for global investment and development challenges. The Forum offers a unique opportunity to influence investment-related policymaking, shape the global investment environment, and to network with global leaders in business and politics. For more information and the full programme of events, visit: worldinvestmentforum.unctad.org  


  • David Harris
    Global Head of Sustainable Finance, Data & Analytics
    London Stock Exchange Group
  • Jonathon Bravo
    Head of Finance, IT and Senior Policy Advisor
  • Martine Valcin
    Global Manager, ESG Advisory, Knowledge and Learning
  • Liam Sim Yeo
    Special Adviser
    Singapore Exchange
  • Mardi McBrien
    Managing Director
    Climate Disclosure Standards Board
  • Shameela Soobramoney
    Chief Sustainability Officer
    Johannesburg Stock Exchange

About the SSE

​The SSE initiative is a UN Partnership Programme organised by UNCTAD, the UN Global Compact, UNEP FI and the PRI. The SSE’s mission is to provide a global platform for exploring how exchanges, in collaboration with investors, companies (issuers), regulators, policymakers and relevant international organizations, can enhance performance on ESG (environmental, social and corporate governance) issues and encourage sustainable investment, including the financing of the UN Sustainable Development Goals. The SSE seeks to achieve this mission through an integrated programme of conducting evidence-based policy analysis, facilitating a network and forum for multi-stakeholder consensus-building, and providing technical assistance and advisory services.