SEC chair Gensler in favour of mandatory climate disclosure

SEC chair Gary Gensler is in favour of the regulator stepping in to bring greater clarity and consistency to corporate climate disclosure. Speaking at a PRI webinar he said the current level of disclosure doesn’t allow investors to compare corporate climate preparedness, and that much of the data is inconsistent. 

Investors urge SEC to mandate climate reporting

Global investors have overwhelmingly urged the SEC to provide corporate disclosure rules on climate. In submissions to the SEC many investors including CalPERS and CalSTRS said the rules should be mandatory.