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This report outlines key findings from a Chartered Professional Accountants of Canada (CPA Canada) study of climate-related disclosures provided by TSX-listed companies in their securities filings.
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Climate change is a key business issue. With the ratification of the global Paris agreement and the Canadian federal government's recent announcement of a national carbon price, it is clear the transition to a low-carbon, climate-resilient economy is underway. As a result of regulatory obligations and growing investor interest, climate change has significant implications for corporate disclosure.
Our study looks at the nature and extent of climate-related disclosures made by Canadian public companies in their securities filings (financial statements, annual information forms [AIF], management's discussion and analysis (MD&A), and information circulars). While this review indicates broad disclosure of climate-related information among Canadian companies, it also suggests there may be a gap between investor information needs and current corporate reporting practices.
This report highlights key findings from the study and opportunities for CPAs, companies, securities regulators and investors to engage in meaningful dialogue to enhance climate-related disclosures in regulatory filings.
September 18, 2017
Jointly presented by CPA Canada and CPA Ontario, The ONE is the must-attend, multi-track event of the year, designed for all CPAs who want to be at the top of their game.
Learn about CPA Canada’s board of directors and the upcoming Annual General Meeting to be held in Quebec City on September 27, 2017.
September 7, 2017
The new U.S. reporting standard – subject to approval by the U.S. SEC – contains significant differences from Canadian auditor reporting standards. The AASB is looking at these differences to decide on next steps