Public Input for the SEC on Climate Change Disclosures
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Public Input for the SEC on Climate Change Disclosures

April 28, 2021

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is responding to demand for climate change information and questions about whether current disclosures adequately inform investors. They are currently requesting public input from investors, registrants, and other market participants on climate change disclosure.

UN Global Compact Network USA and the Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI) delivered a series of webinars in May on this request for public input.

SEC Climate Disclosure: How Investors Can Get Involved (May 5, 11:00 am EDT)

This webinar provided an overview of the US Securities and Exchange Commission’s request for information by market participants on climate disclosure.

Samantha Ross, Founder of AssuranceMark, The Investors’ Consortium for Assurance, and Degas Wright, CEO, Decatur Capital Management, led a discussion on topics such as materiality, scenario analysis, CSR reports and assurance (GHG emissions), physical and transition risks, the role of auditors, and critical price assumptions.

The webinar also had a Q&A session and introduced ways that investors could get involved.

A recording of the event can be found here.

SEC Climate Disclosure: How Companies Can Get Involved (May 11, 12:00 pm EDT)

This webinar provided an overview of the new US Securities and Exchange Commission’s request for information by market participants on climate disclosure. The PRI discussed the SEC’s history on climate change disclosure and recent developments on the matter. There also was a Q&A session to answer any questions by companies participating in the UN Global Compact.

A recording of the event can be found here.

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