SEC Staff Hashing Out Potential ESG Disclosure Metrics

By Al Barbarino (June 23, 2021, 6:04 PM EDT) -- As momentum grows for the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission to adopt more comprehensive environmental, social and governance-related disclosure requirements, SEC Chairman Gary Gensler on Wednesday laid down some details about what's happening behind the scenes to get it done.

Gensler said at a London event that he has asked staff to put together recommendations on mandatory company disclosures on climate risk and so-called human capital. The staff is looking into a range of "specific metrics, such as greenhouse gas emissions, to determine which are most relevant to investors in our markets," Gensler said, according to a transcript. 

"Today, investors increasingly...

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