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July 9, 2021

Summary of Comment Letters for the SEC’s Climate Risk Disclosure RFI

Mario Olczykowski and Lee Reiners Recognizing that “investor demand for, and company disclosure of information about, climate change risks, impacts, and opportunities has grown dramatically,” former Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC or Commission) Acting Chair Allison Herren Lee released 15 questions for consideration on March 15, 2021 “with an eye toward facilitating the disclosure of Continue Reading »

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June 21, 2021

SEC Climate Risk Disclosure Comment Letter: Executive Summary

Posted 06/21/2021 Climate change poses serious risks to almost every aspect of the economy, and its impacts will have long-term disruptive effects on financial markets around the world. Currently, these risks are not adequately addressed by financial regulators in the United States. As a result, climate-related information is not accurately incorporated into financial markets, leaving Continue Reading »

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April 6, 2021

U.S. Financial Regulators, Aided by Whistleblowers, Can Mitigate the Financial Risks of Climate Change Under Existing Law

By: Karen E. Torrent Policy Counsel, National Whistleblower Center Prior to the global financial crisis of 2008, alarm bells rang out warning of the impending burst of the mortgage bubble. No action was taken to avert this crisis, and as a result, the U.S. lost $648 billion in economic growth, $3.4 trillion in real estate Continue Reading »

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