SEC's Roisman Offers Ways To Cut ESG Disclosure Costs

Law360 (June 3, 2021, 8:27 PM EDT) -- Despite his "reservations" about the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission developing a more prescriptive environmental, social and governance disclosure framework, Commissioner Elad Roisman on Thursday put his two cents in on how to minimize costs and burdens for firms if the anticipated new rules become a reality.

In prepared remarks before a Corporate Board Member event, Roisman called for a variety of considerations to come into play if a new ESG framework is crafted, including the sizes of the firms disclosing the information and a so-called safe harbor due to litigation exposure companies would face.

The agency will "need to be...

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