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ClientEarth responds to BEIS Consultation on Restoring Trust in Audit and Corporate Governance
Improving the quality of audit and corporate governance, and associated accountability mechanisms, is crucial to ensuring investors have access to timely and accurate information on the implications of these risks and to ensuring the stability of the investment market as a whole. However, despite clear investor demand, companies in the UK consistently fail to disclose material climate-related information to financial markets. These continued disclosure failures undermine investors’ ability to integrate climate-related information into their investment and stewardship decisions, increase financial stability risks and delay action to align the economy and financial system with the UK’s commitment to achieve ‘net-zero’ greenhouse gas emissions by 2050.
This document sets out ClientEarth’s response to the recent BEIS consultation on restoring trust in audit and corporate governance. Our key recommendations are: