Nasdaq proposes diversity disclosure for listed companies

US regulator the SEC has given the green light to Nasdaq to introduce rules aimed at improving the diversity disclosures of listed companies.

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API, oil, petroleum

New API guidelines come amid stiffening disclosure rules July 2, 2021 The American Petroleum Institute (API) has launched a new template for natural gas and oil companies to better track and report greenhouse gas (GHG) indicators. The trade association, which is the biggest in the US oil and natural gas sector, said the framework aims […]

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SEC unveils Spring regulatory agenda June 18, 2021 The regulator’s short-term plans reflect its legislative ambitions since entering office The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has filed its Spring 2021 regulatory agenda, outlining short- and long-term regulatory actions that administrative agencies plan to take. The outline, released on June 11, covers the commission’s expected work […]

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The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has begun the process of reversing rule changes brought in under the Trump administration.

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Sen Toomey demands answers as SEC says goodbye to Trump-era ESG regulation plans

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SEC commissioner Allison Lee

SEC listens to investor ESG demands US regulator commits to an “all agency” approach on ESG and climate The environmental, social and governance (ESG) debate is quickly gaining momentum at the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) under President Biden’s administration. In response to demand from investors, the US regulator has launched a dedicated page on […]

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Trump’s anti-ESG influence is quickly starting to unwind

Trump’s anti-ESG influence is quickly starting to unwind ESG debate moves swiftly forward in the SEC under Biden’s administration A wave of ESG-related changes in the US administration under Joe Biden’s leadership is unfolding this month, marking the beginning of an unwinding of policies set out by his predecessor Donald Trump.  While the Trump presidency […]

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SEC forms climate and ESG taskforce

SEC forms climate and ESG taskforce  Headed by Kelly Gibson, team will analyse firms’ data submissions around ESG The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has formed a new taskforce to focus on climate change and ESG-related misconduct. The 22-strong team will be headed up by acting deputy director of enforcement Kelly Gibson. This taskforce will […]

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Carbon emissions, EU Taxonomy, Sustainability

SEC reviewing decade-old climate disclosure rules Original rules on climate-related disclosure were originally published in 2010 The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is reviewing its climate-related disclosure rules for companies, which have not been updated since 2010. In a statement, acting chair Allison Herren Lee said the regulator’s staff would be assessing how extensively companies […]

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SEC creates new senior climate change role

SEC creates new senior climate change role Regulator likely to pursue policies to incorporate climate risk as part of corporate disclosures President Joe Biden’s pledge that his inauguration would mark a sea change for climate policy is already in action with the creation of a new top-ranking climate role in the Securities and Exchange Commission […]

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