SEC Watch: Preparing for the Future of Mandatory ESG Disclosures

October 11, 2023 9:15am

David Carlin
Head of Climate Risk and TCFD
United Nations Environmental Program, Financial Institutions (UNEP FI)

Frank G. Zarb, Jr.
Proskauer Rose LLP


Conor T. Chell
Head of ESG Practice Group: Sustainability
MLT Aikins LLP

ESG factors have gained significant importance among investors and stakeholders, and there has been a growing demand for standardized and consistent ESG reporting to support informed decision-making. During this critical panel on the future of mandatory ESG disclosures, we will discuss:

  • The SEC’s current and forward focus on ESG and its impact on financial markets in the U.S. and abroad
  • Proposed legislation and guidance on improving the consistency, comparability, and usefulness of such disclosures
  • Navigating a framework for materiality considerations in ESG reporting
  • Aligning ESG reporting requirements with internationally recognized standards, such as those developed by the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB) and the Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD)