Latham & Watkins Discusses UK’s Enhanced Climate-Related Disclosures for Listed Companies

On December 21, 2020, the UK Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) confirmed in a published Policy Statement[1] (the Statement) that it will introduce a new Listing Rule (the Rule) requiring premium listed companies to state whether they have made disclosures pursuant to the Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD) recommendations, and if not, why.

The Rule comes in response to the FCA’s March 2020 Consultation Paper, under which the FCA sought to enhance climate-related disclosures by listed issuers and to clarify existing disclosure obligations. The Rule is also a forerunner to the UK’s plan to fully align corporate disclosure with the Read more