Climate-related financial disclosures: Our proposals, your views

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The financial impacts of climate change on businesses are not being adequately considered, valued and reported on within financial markets in New Zealand.  

The Government is proposing to require financial firms and listed companies to report on the impacts for their business and investments in a consistent way. The aim is to help investors, shareholders and companies make informed decisions.

The consultation closed on 13 December 2019.

Next steps

The feedback from this consultation will inform the Government’s decision on the proposed regime for climate-related financial disclosures.

After the consultation period has ended, our Ministry and the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) will prepare a report that summarises the submissions. 

We will then seek agreement from Ministers for policy decisions on the proposed regime, including any recommended changes arising from the consultation.

Following Cabinet approval, officials will begin introduction of new regulations.  

Information about the publishing and releasing of submissions

Public information sesssions

We held the following information sessions to discuss the proposals.

Slides from the presentation shown at the information sessions [PDF 475 KB]



25 November Wellington 11.00am – 01.00pm Fusion Meetings and Events, Conference 6, Level 6, 90 The Terrace, Wellington
26 November Auckland 7.30am – 9.30am CA ANZ, Carlaw Park Complex, 12-16 Nicholls Lane, Parnell, Auckland
  Auckland 11.45am – 1.45pm CA ANZ, Carlaw Park Complex, 12-16 Nicholls Lane, Parnell, Auckland
27 November Christchurch 8.30am – 10.30am Leadership House, 1/245 Blenheim Rd, Upper Riccarton, Christchurch 
3 December Online webinar 10.00am – 11.30am