The Task Force on Climate-Related Financial Disclosures (TCFD) was set up in 2015 by the Financial Stability Board (FSB) to develop voluntary, consistent climate-related financial risk disclosures for companies, banks and investors to use, by providing information to stakeholders.
Link participated in the United Nations Environment Programme Finance Initiative (UNEP FI) TCFD investors pilot program, along with twenty of the world’s leading asset managers and owners. Investors also joined the UNEP FI’s pilot project to implement recommendations of the TCFD.
Link played a leading role in the United Nations Environment Programme Finance Initiative’s effort to develop ground-breaking, comprehensive guidance on how to assess the impact of climate change on investment portfolios.
Through this effort, we gained a better understanding of the short, medium and long-term climate-related risks our current portfolio is exposed to including extreme weather events such as flooding, tropical cyclones and very hot and cold days. As one of the few real estate participants, we have a key role to play in catalysing climate adaptation and sustainable development.