June 21, 2022

SEC’s Climate Disclosure Proposal: FREE Essential Event From!

I read the SEC’s climate disclosure proposals shortly after they were issued in order to prepare an article for The Corporate Counsel newsletter. As I worked my way through the 500+ page proposing release, it became clear to me that in light of the breathtaking scope of the proposals, companies simply can’t afford to wait to begin preparing for the new disclosure regime. If companies want to avoid the risk of stumbling out of the gate, they need to start to work on their compliance efforts immediately.

We’re eager to get the word out on this and share practical step-by-step guidance. As a follow-up to our April webcast about “first steps” in response to the SEC’s climate disclosure proposal – and as a precursor to’s “1st Annual Practical ESG Conference” on October 11th, join for a FREE video Climate Disclosure Event about these landmark rules on July 13th at 2:00 pm Eastern. Our experienced panelists – from a variety of industries & backgrounds – will discuss practical steps to take RIGHT NOW in anticipation of the disclosure mandate.

As a bonus, we’ll unveil model disclosure that Lawrence Heim, Dave Lynn and I prepared and discuss the drafting challenges we faced — providing meaningful lessons to anyone looking ahead and preparing.

This Event consists of two one-hour sessions. Our first session, beginning at 2:00 pm Eastern, 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 model disclosures.

Hear step-by-step action items from these experienced practitioners:

Stephanie Bignon – Assistant General Counsel, Delta Airlines
Meredith Cross – Partner, WilmerHale
Karen J. Garnett – Managing Director, Head of ESG Policy and Reporting, Charles Schwab & Company
Denis Jacob – Chief Audit Executive, GE
Dave Lynn – Partner, Morrison Foerster

Our second session, beginning at 3:00 pm Eastern, 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 towards minimizing questions & risks;
– How asset managers, institutional investors and other external audiences use climate disclosure; and
– A look at our model disclosure and how it anticipates these issues.

This session features:

Amy Borrus – Executive Director at the Council of Institutional Investors
Devika Kaul – VP, Asset Stewardship, State Street Global Advisors
Satyam Khanna – SIEPR Policy Fellow at the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research
Dave Lynn – Partner, Morrison Foerster
Kosmas Papadopoulos, Executive Director, Head of Sustainability Advisory Services – Americas, ISS Corporate Solutions

To make this event an even bigger value, attendees are eligible for $100 off our 1st Annual Practical ESG Conference AND $200 towards an annual subscription to! Email or call 1-800-737-1271 to claim this offer.

Register today for this FREE event, and please share it with anyone on your team or in your network who may be interested. That includes ESG, Sustainability & Impact Officers, Environmental Health & Safety Officers, Investor Relations & Public Relations professionals, in-house and outside counsel who are advising boards or preparing disclosures, and anyone involved with ESG strategies and disclosures. To register for this event and learn about our model disclosure, click here.

John Jenkins