Join WonkCast host William Somes for a special interview with Garrett Kephart (MPP ’07) and Chris Smith (MPA ’86) from the Trachtenberg School Advisor Council. In this episode, William, Garrett, and Chris discuss a regulation proposed by the Securities and Exchange Commission to require corporations to disclose information related to their climate footprint, as well as the political debates surrounding the regulation.
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Statement By Commissioner Peirce opposing the rule: https://www.sec.gov/news/statement/peirce-climate-disclosure-20220321
Proposed rule: https://www.sec.gov/rules/proposed/2022/33-11042.pdf
SEC Staff Accounting Bulletin: No. 99 – Materiality:https://www.sec.gov/interps/account/sab99.htm
Commentary from National Public Radio on the proposed rule:https://www.npr.org/2022/03/21/1087832674/the-s-e-c-climate-change-disclosures-companies
SEC mission: https://www.sec.gov/about.shtml
SEC history: https://www.sec.gov/about/what-we-do and https://www.history.com/topics/us-government/securities-and-exchange-commission#:~:text=The%20SEC%20was%20created%20in,prevent%20any%20future%20market%20calamities.