The “blockbuster” SEC climate disclosure rules are upon us. Hear what key steps to take right now and get a sneak peek at our sample disclosure!
About PracticalESG.com’s Climate Disclosure Event
- What: An essential 2-part Climate Disclosure Event that will deliver an action plan for mandated climate disclosure.
- Where: Nationwide via our virtual event platform.
- When: July 13, 2022 2-4 p.m. EST
- Cost: Free
Part 1 — Preparing Your Climate Disclosure: Practical Steps to Take Right Now
The SEC climate disclosure is like nothing you’ve ever seen before. This is the first time the SEC is requiring air emissions, climate impact and associated business risk data to be gathered and disclosed. While this information may be available today for internal managerial or non-regulatory disclosure purposes, it will need more validation — and consideration of whether it’s completely fit for the purpose of public disclosure. There are actions that you can and should be taking right now even as we anticipate the SEC’s adoption of final rules.
Our expert panelists, from a range of industry sectors and backgrounds, will share step-by-step pointers to prepare for this groundbreaking new disclosure regime. This session will cover:
- How to convey to your bosses & colleagues the major differences between this proposal and traditional SEC reporting, and existing ESG disclosures;
- Tips for overcoming the new challenges that this disclosure will create;
- Key steps for companies to take right now to prepare for compliance;
- Former regulators’ perspectives; and
- Lessons learned from preparing our sample disclosures.
Associate General Counsel and Assistant Secretary, WestRock Company
Karen J. Garnett
Managing Director, Head of ESG Policy and Reporting, Charles Schwab
Chief Audit Executive, GE
Partner, Morrison Foerster
Part 2 — Who’s Reading Your Climate Disclosure: Action Items to Meet Their Needs
Although the SEC used existing voluntary frameworks and practices as the basis for its proposal, developing voluntary climate disclosures for non-regulatory purposes is different from preparing disclosure for SEC filings. Companies will need to make significant changes to their processes, even if they’ve already been providing some level of climate disclosure. Hear from former regulators and key users of climate information about their priorities and concerns — and use that context to avoid landmines in your disclosures. Also, we will showcase our sample climate disclosure based on the SEC’s rule proposal! This session will cover:
- ESG data that investors and others want, compared to what’s currently available;
- Types of questions and disclosure reviews companies can expect from regulators;
- How companies can prepare disclosure with an eye toward minimizing questions & risks;
- How asset managers, institutional investors and other external audiences use climate disclosure; and
- A look at our sample disclosure and how it anticipates these issues.
Executive Director, Council of Institutional Investors
Vice President, Asset Stewardship Analyst, State Street Global Advisors
Former SEC ESG Advisor, fellow at Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research
Partner, Morrison Foerster
Executive Director, Head of Sustainability Advisory Services – Americas, ISS Corporate Solutions
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