Climate Change Disclosure: SEC’s Proposed New Rules & Impact on Public Companies

May 12, 2022 – 1 p.m. EDT

In a departure from existing “principles-based” disclosure requirements rooted in materiality, the SEC last month proposed rules that are prescriptive and intended to provide investors with consistent and comparable data, despite recent evidence that many companies do not find climate change-related physical or transition risks to be material to their businesses.

Our experts will cover:

  • An overview and background of the proposed new rules
  • Proposed changes to Regulation S-X affecting financial statement disclosures
  • Proposed changes to Regulation S-K affecting non-financial statement disclosures
  • Proposed scope and phase-in periods
  • Practical considerations for public companies

In this session, you’ll:

  • Learn the SEC’s proposed new rules for climate change-related disclosure and the background of the topic;
  • Understand the potential changes that would affect financial statement disclosures;
  • Understand the potential changes that would affect non-financial statement disclosures;
  • Be informed of when public companies would be affected by the proposed rules, if adopted, and also learn when/what action(s) would need to be taken.


J. Paul Forrester, Partner, Mayer Brown

Laura Richman, Counsel, Mayer Brown

Christina Thomas, Partner, Mayer Brown

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