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October 7, 2021

Navigating the Alphabet Soup of Climate Reporting Standards

Hear from Mardi McBrien, Managing Director of CDSB, as we take a closer look at the complex environmental and sustainability reporting landscape.


Today’s episode is all about how to navigate the increasingly complex landscape of climate disclosures, sustainability reporting frameworks and green taxonomies that have emerged over the last few years.

This episode will address:

  • What role disclosures should be playing in driving the transition to a low carbon economy
  • Recent efforts to move beyond a narrow focus on climate to incorporate factors such as nature, biodiversity and water into disclosure frameworks
  • The attributes that risk and finance professionals will need to ensure that they understand the risks and are supporting the transition, not greenwashing


Links from today’s discussion:

Learn more about CDSB: https://www.cdsb.net/

TCFD Knowledge Hub: https://www.tcfdhub.org/ 

Free Online Climate Risk/Reporting Courses: https://learn.tcfdhub.org/ 

For more information on climate risk, visit GARP’s Climate Resources Hub: https://climate.garp.org/ 

If you have any questions, thoughts or feedback regarding this podcast series, we would love to hear from you at: climateriskpodcast@garp.com

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Mardi McBrien - Managing Director at the Climate Disclosure Standards Board (CDSB)

For over a decade Mardi has played a leading role in driving the integration of climate and environmental information into corporate reporting with the same rigour as financial information, globally.

Prior to CDSB, Mardi has enjoyed an eclectic career which has seen her lead flagship environmental campaigns for WWF to working on the United Kingdom’s carbon market policy for their Department for Energy and Climate Change and public private partnership management for the UK timber supply chain, amongst other challenging roles. Mardi is a member of the UK Financial Reporting Council Advisory Panel, a fellow of the RSA, and has participated in a number of industry related advisory boards and committees as part of her role at CDSB, including the IFRS Foundation Technical Readiness Working Group for the new International Sustainability Standards Board, GRI Stakeholder Council, Corporate Reporting Dialogue, Australian Sustainable Finance Initiative (ASFI) and the IIRC Council.

Originally qualifying as a forester and environmental scientist (Melbourne University) and agricultural economist (SOAS), she volunteered as a trustee of one of the oldest environmental NGO’s in the world, the International Tree Foundation, and she is a founding Board member of WOCAN – Women Organising for Change in Agriculture and Natural Resource Management.

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