Good Practice

Analysis of Best Practices in Environmental Disclosure Policies

December 6, 2022

There is a growing focus on the need to effectively and rapidly shift capital toward sustainable solutions. However, key questions remain as to how investors, stakeholders, and decision-makers alike can best assess which companies, activities, or financial products are truly sustainable. And how can this information best be standardized across various contexts?

IFC and CDP, a not-for-profit which runs the global environmental disclosure system, prepared a report analyzing the current state of best practices in environmental disclosure, examining more than 100 disclosure practices across developed and developing economies. The report, which was developed in consultation with the United Nations Sustainable Stock Exchanges Initiative (UN SSE), also highlights practical examples for developing high-quality regulation that addresses market needs and investor demands, helping to mobilize private capital flows towards sustainable solutions.