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Widespread Support for the SEC’s Proposed Climate Risk Disclosure Standards

As shown in the quotes collected in this blog, a proposal from the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) that would standardize public companies’ disclosures of climate risk information is getting strong support from the general public, investors, companies of various sizes across a wide range of sectors, law and business…
Stephanie Jones
September 13, 2022
Agency FilingFinancial DisclosureFinancial Regulation

Comments to the ISSB on Climate-Related Disclosures Exposure Draft

These comments support the Climate-Related Disclosures Exposure Draft of the International Sustainability Standards Board (ISSB), which will provide investors around the globe with the information necessary to inform their investment decisions. The comments commend the ISSB’s goal of creating a global baseline and encourage the ISSB to consider certain modifications…
Stephanie Jones
July 29, 2022
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…
Stephanie Jones
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…
Stephanie Jones
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…
Stephanie Jones
June 3, 2022
Environmental JusticeEvent/ConferenceRisk Management

Testimony of Stephanie Jones on OSHA Initiatives to Protect Workers From Heat-Related Hazards

This testimony from an Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) stakeholder meeting supports OSHA’s efforts to develop strong heat protections for workers, including rulemaking to establish a heat standard as well as complementary research, education, and enforcement initiatives. It recommends that OSHA incorporate thorough and reliable information on climate impacts…
Stephanie Jones
May 3, 2022
Adaptation as Risk ManagementAgency FilingEnergy RegulationFederal Energy RegulationRisk Management

Comments to Federal Energy Regulatory Commission on Climate Impact Analysis in Natural Gas Project Reviews

These comments recommend that the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) supplement its draft policy statement on natural gas project reviews with additional guidance on the evaluation of climate impacts on projects under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). Holistic, specific, and actionable climate impact analysis is necessary to meet NEPA’s…
Stephanie Jones
April 25, 2022