Richard Mattison: Greater transparency on ESG will unlock capital for sustainable development

This article is one in a series of thought leadership pieces written for Responsible Investor by members of the European Commission’s High Level Expert Group on Sustainable Finance. To see other HLEG coverage, see here, or to comment, visit our discussion page.

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Data is the key to scaling sustainable finance. Uncovering it is the challenge. EU policymakers should be bold in implementing the recommendations of the Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosure (TCFD) as this will drive the availability of relevant, comparable and consistent data for investment decisions. Without meaningful disclosure data, markets will remain blind to the financial implications of climate risks. Without this data investors may fail to identify this century’s major growth opportunities.

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