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ESG 1.1 Purpose and application


ESG 1.1.1G

1The ESG sourcebook sets out rules and guidance concerning a firm’s approach to environmental, social and governance matters.

ESG 1.1.2G

1ESG 2 contains rules and guidance regarding the disclosure of climate-related financial information consistent with TCFD Recommendations and Recommended Disclosures.

ESG 1.1.3G

1The disclosure requirements within ESG 2 relate to either the assets that a firm manages or administers generally, published in a TCFD entity report, or assets relating or corresponding to particular financial products or services, disclosed via TCFD product reports.

ESG 1.1.4G

1The disclosures are intended to help meet the information needs of market participants, including a firm’s institutional clients (e.g. pension trustees, employers and corporate investors) and consumers of their products (e.g. pension scheme members and retail investors), in relation to the climate-related impact and risks of a firm’s TCFD in-scope business.

ESG 1.1.5G

1The FCA recognises that at least for a transitional period there may be data and methodological challenges. Nevertheless, we expect firms to provide sufficient information to clients and consumers. Firms should still disclose metrics and quantitative scenario analysis or examples in accordance with the rules in this sourcebook where such disclosure would remain fair, clear and not misleading. Firms should also appropriately explain any limitations on their ability to disclose and the steps being taken to address those limitations.