Each week over the past month, the SEC has made at least one public statement emphasizing the importance of climate-related and other environmental, social, and governance (ESG) disclosures to investors and the capital markets. Most recently, Acting SEC Chair Allison Herren Lee issued a request for input on climate-change disclosures and has asked interested parties to provide feedback to the SEC by June 13, 2021. The request for input and several SEC communications leading up to it are discussed below.
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