The American Enterprise Institute (AEI) recently announced an upcoming virtual event on December 7 at 2pm ET: “A Discussion of the Proposed Securities and Exchange Commission Rule on the Enhancement and Standardization of Climate-Related Disclosures for Investors.” 

Moderated by AEI Senior Fellow Benjamin Zycher, the event will feature the following speakers:

  • Hester M. Peirce, Commissioner, Securities and Exchange Commission – Keynote
  • Paul Atkins, Former SEC Commissioner and CEO, Patomak Global Partners – Panelist
  • Madison Condon, Associate Professor of Law, Boston University School of Law – Panelist
  • Robert J. Jackson, Former SEC Commissioner and Pierrepont Family Professor of Law, New York University School of Law – Panelist
  • Melissa MacGregor, Managing Director, Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association – Panelist

The panel will focus on the SEC’s proposed climate disclosure rule that was introduced in March, and the provisions it lays out for businesses to follow.

The SEC’s proposed rule, as it stands, requires companies of all sizes to report on direct and indirect (Scope 3) emissions through the value chain of their production output. Such a rule proves to be a challenge to implement as there is no “material” way to measure these indirect emissions, creating further burdensome regulations to be placed on already fragile businesses.

In addition to its demanding directives, the rule has also faced criticism from various organizations and significant leaders, all hoping to halt the rule’s progress through the legislative system, bringing light to its flaws. It has also dealt with numerous setbacks and continues to face challenges and obstacles to its implementation.

The proposed rule will be of ample discussion in this event as the AEI, SEC Commissioner Hester Peirce, and a panel of issue experts gear up for this loaded discussion.

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