"Parsing the SEC's New 'Climate Disclosure' Proposal"

Tuesday, April 12, 2022

1:00 - 2:00 pm, eastern [archive and transcript to follow]

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The SEC's long-anticipated proposal to enhance climate change disclosure is here. If adopted, these climate change disclosures will require significant changes to your upcoming SEC filings and disclosure controls & procedures, with big implications for companies and their boards. Join these practitioners for a deep dive into the new proposal, as well as practical advice on proactively tackling climate disclosures:

  • Dave Lynn, Partner, Morrison & Foerster and Senior Editor, TheCorporateCounsel.net
  • Lawrence Heim, Editor, PracticalESG.com
  • Sonia Barros, Partner, Sidley Austin
  • Yafit Cohn, Vice President, Chief Sustainability Officer and Group General Counsel, The Travelers Companies, Inc.
  • Mike Dilinger, Executive Director - Regulatory Law & Affairs, Permitting, Sustainability & ESG, NuStar Energy

This program doesn't simply analyze the proposal. We emphasize practical actions and realities companies need to know right now in preparing for climate disclosures aligned with SEC's proposal - which investors may implement even before the final release is issued:

  • Overview of Climate Disclosure Proposal
  • Steps Companies Should be Taking Right Now
  • Compliance Timeframe Considerations
  • Predictions for Adopted Rule Proposal/ What Would Litigation of the Proposal Look Like
  • Unintended Consequences
  • Tips on Updating Climate Disclosures Proactively
  • Impact on Disclosure Controls & Procedures
  • Auditors and Climate-Related Financial Disclosure - Lawrence leads off
  • Primary Areas for Comment

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