What You Need to Know
- The new page is a response to investor demand for information, according to the SEC.
- It includes information on myriad agency initiatives on ESG issues, including climate change.
- Acting SEC Chair Allison Herren Lee has emphasized ESG matters.
The Securities and Exchange Commission has launched a new page on its website that brings together the latest agency initiatives on environmental, social and governance issues, including climate change.
The agency says the launch responds to increased investor demand for information on these topics, which it will update regularly on the site.
“Our all-of-SEC approach looks at how climate and ESG intersect with our broader regulatory framework to get investors the information they need to plan for their financial future,” said SEC acting Chair Allison Herren Lee, in a statement.
Included on the site are the SEC’s request for comment on whether current disclosures by public companies on climate issues are adequate and how they can be improved, its plan for the Division of Corporation Finance to review 2010 guidance on disclosure requirements related to climate change and the agency’s 2021 examinations priorities, which include a greater focus on climate-related risks.