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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…
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Summary Report: Workshop on Physical Climate Risk and the United States Financial System

In May 2022, CarbonPlan, the Environmental Defense Fund (EDF), and the Initiative on Climate Risk and Resilience Law (ICRRL) co-convened a Chatham House Rule workshop to better understand how climate science is used in risk assessment and decision-making across the financial sector. Pursuant to the rule, the meeting organizers and…
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Comments to the SEC on Fund ESG Disclosures (Policy Integrity)

The SEC has proposed a series of new disclosures for investment companies regarding their Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) activities. These disclosures would reduce "greenwashing" - a practice where companies misrepresent the sustainability of their investments in order to advertise to investors looking to invest in green funds - by…
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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…
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Comments to the SEC from Climate Scientists/Experts on Proposed Rule on Climate-Related Disclosures

These comments from 15 climate scientists and experts discuss the science of climate change detection and attribution—the body of research that helps to characterize the role of human activity in climate change—as well as how models are used to develop climate change projections. The goal of these comments is to…
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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…