Agency FilingFinancial DisclosureFinancial Regulation

Comments to the SEC on Reasoned Explanation for Its Proposed Rule on Climate-Related Disclosures

This letter focuses on two aspects of the justification provided by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) for its proposed rule on climate-related disclosures. First, the letter evaluates the Commission’s rationale for using prescriptive—as opposed to principles-based—disclosure requirements for climate-related financial risk. Second, the letter evaluates the Commission’s rationale for…
Jack Lienke
June 17, 2022
Agency FilingFinancial DisclosureFinancial Regulation

Comments to the SEC on Regulatory Precedents for Its Proposed Rule on Climate-Related Disclosures

In her dissent from the Securities and Exchange Commission's proposed rule on climate-related disclosures, Commissioner Peirce describes the SEC as “discover in a long-extant statute an unheralded power to regulate ‘a significant portion of the American economy’” and impermissibly transforming its regulatory role into that of a “Securities and Environment…
Jack Lienke
June 17, 2022
Adaptation as Risk ManagementAgency FilingEnvironmental JusticeFinancial DisclosureFinancial RegulationRegulatory ActivitiesRisk Management

Comments to the FDIC on Principles for Climate-Related Financial Risk Management for Large Financial Institutions

These comments to the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) support the FDIC's draft principles on banks' management of climate-related financial risks, and offer recommendations for the FDIC as it continues building on these principles with more detailed guidance. The comments recommend that the FDIC consider: (1) providing more detail on…
Jack Lienke
June 3, 2022
Adaptation as Risk ManagementAgency FilingEnvironmental JusticeFinancial DisclosureFinancial RegulationRegulatory ActivitiesRisk Management

Comments to the OCC on Principles for Climate-Related Financial Risk Management for Large Banks

These comments to the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) support the OCC's draft principles on banks' management of climate-related financial risks, and offer recommendations for the OCC as it continues building on these principles with more detailed guidance. The comments recommend that the OCC consider: (1) providing…
Jack Lienke
February 14, 2022
Agency FilingEnvironmental JusticeRisk Management

Comments on Heat Injury and Illness Prevention in Outdoor and Indoor Work Settings (EDF, Institute for Policy Integrity)

These comments support an advance notice of proposed rulemaking by the Department of Labor's Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) as an important step in OSHA’s efforts to develop strong heat stress protections for workers. The comments recommend that OSHA consider climate change amplification of occupational heat risks and the…
Jack Lienke
January 26, 2022