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Comments on Department of Labor Proposed Rule on Prudence and Loyalty in Selecting Plan Investments and Exercising Shareholder Rights

These comments support a Department of Labor proposed rule that clarifies that retirement plan fiduciaries should consider climate risk and other ESG factors whenever relevant to financial risk-return analysis for investment and proxy voting decisions. The comments additionally offer suggestions on potential improvements to the proposal for the Department's consideration.
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Climate Change Comes to Insurance

This opinion piece explains the risks climate change poses to insurers, both as underwriters and as investors. It argues that it is necessary to align incentives in the insurance industry to prevent widespread defaults that would leave policyholders unprotected and examine areas where risks are distributed inequitably.
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Mandating Disclosure of Climate-Related Financial Risk (Blog)

This blog outlines reasons for supporting the SEC’s plan to propose a rule requiring standardized climate risk disclosures and provides several recommendations for how the SEC should build its institutional knowledge as it designs and enforces a climate risk disclosure regime, drawing on a forthcoming paper in the N.Y.U. Journal…
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Strong SEC Climate Risk Disclosure Rules Are Good for Business, Investors

This blog assesses themes from comments submitted by companies in response to the SEC's request for public input on climate risk disclosure, and identifies four elements essential to a robust rulemaking: (1) address key climate risks as well as emissions; (2) require specific and comparable line-item disclosures; (3) include climate…
Gabriel Malek
August 4, 2021
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Comments to SEC on Climate Risk Disclosure (ICRRL, Policy Integrity, EDF, Professors)

These comments make recommendations on the establishment of mandatory climate risk disclosure requirements that produce comparable, specific, and decision-useful information for investors, in response to the SEC's request for public input on climate disclosures.