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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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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 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…
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Comments to the SEC on Economic Analysis for Its Proposed Rule on Climate-Related Disclosures

In response to the Securities and Exchange Commission's proposed rule on climate-related disclosures, this letter commends the SEC for conducting an economic analysis that is consistent with relevant case law, and suggests some revisions that would provide additional context and support for the final analysis.
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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…