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SEC’s Ambitious Climate Reporting Goals Face Practical Hurdles

Written by Atul Vashistha

SEC’s Ambitious Climate Reporting Goals Face Practical Hurdles
Companies listed in the US will face one of the world’s most exacting climate-related disclosure regimes if the Securities and Exchange Commission gets its way. There are already concerns that it goes too far.

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) proposals will echo worldwide as other securities regulators feel bound to keep pace. The SEC rules will profoundly impact listed companies and their move towards sustainability, spreading out to the rest of the economy.

But there are concerns over whether companies can meet the SEC’s proposed climate reporting obligations.

Atul Vashistha, Chairman and CEO, Supply Wisdom, in an interview with Justin Pugsley at Global Risk Regulator, warns that companies cannot afford to be complacent because investors will press them for that information.

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