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Aotearoa New Zealand Climate Standard 1: Climate-related Disclosures (NZ CS 1)



In providing a consistent framework for entities to consider the climate-related risks and climate-related opportunities that climate change presents for their activities over the short, medium and long term, the objective of this Standard is to enable primary users to assess the merits of how entities are considering those risks and opportunities, and then make decisions based on these assessments. The ultimate aim of Aotearoa New Zealand Climate Standards is to support the allocation of capital towards activities that are consistent with a transition to a low-emissions, climate- resilient future. This Standard applies to entities that are required by the Financial Markets Conduct Act 2013 to prepare climate statements or group climate statements that comply with the climate-related disclosure framework. Any entity that elects to or is otherwise directed to prepare climate statements or group climate statements is encouraged to apply all the requirements of Aotearoa New Zealand Climate Standards.1


New Zealand





Issuer (type)

External Reporting Board (Government)

Instrument type


Disclosure instrument


Geographical scope


Mandatory or voluntary


Text analysis

    • Very High 1.32%
    • Moderate 0.25%
    • E focus: emissions, energy, environment, ghg emissions, greenhouse gas, resource efficiency, waste, climate change
    • S focus: diversity
    • Construction, Education, Finance, Management, Manufacturing, Mining, Professional services, Public administration, Transportation