'Sustainability is now in the mainstream': ESG reporting in 2024

11 Jan 2024
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'Sustainability is now in the mainstream': ESG reporting in 2024

11 Jan 2024
About the speaker
  • David Carlin
    David Carlin
    Head of Risk at UNEP-FI
    David Carlin leads risk programming for UNEP- Finance Initiative (UNEP FI). He has worked with over 100 financial institutions on topics of climate scenarios, climate risk assessments, and sustainability regulation. He and his team support financial actors across the world to develop best practices for managing environmental risks and identifying environmental opportunities. He currently advises UNEP FI’s Task Force on Nature-related Financial Disclosures (TNFD) and the Net-Zero Banking Alliance (NZBA). He has also been a technical advisor to the Glasgow Financial Alliances for Net Zero (GFANZ). He is the founder of Cambium Global Solutions, which helps governments, corporations, and financial institutions address the most pressing environmental challenges and thrive in a changing world. He is also a contributor to Forbes, where he writes about climate change and leadership and a senior associate at Cambridge’s Institute for Sustainability Leadership (CISL) David has worked as a Principal in Finance, Risk, and Public Policy for Oliver Wyman and in Model Risk Management for PNC Bank. His background is in quantitative modelling and decision science. He conducted research in financial decision-making at Carnegie Mellon University and graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Williams College.

Key takeaways

The new IFRS S1 and S2 standards replace TCFD, but go further.

Standardised sustainability disclosures will enable better risk pricing and decisions.

Better data coordination and accuracy is required to meet new regulations.