1-Hour Program

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Environmental, social and governance (ESG) disclosures are increasing in visibility in a variety of settings.  Regulators are focusing on ESG matters, particularly climate and human capital-related matters.  Hedge fund managers and analysts are using ESG disclosures in more decisions and have discussed this trend in published letters to company managers and investors. Companies face challenges as they search for guidelines and standards to develop ESG disclosures.  Please join SEC Institute discussion leaders Robert Laux and George M. Wilson as they review recent ESG-related developments, possible future directions for ESG disclosure requirements, and planning steps for companies to consider now.

Topics to be discussed include:

  • Comments from regulators about ESG disclosures – 10 minutes
  • ESG communications from the World Economic Forum – 5 minutes
  • ESG statements from hedge fund managers – 10 minutes
  • Example ESG disclosures in current public company reporting – 5 minutes
  • Existing ESG reporting frameworks – 10 minutes
  • Directions ESG reporting frameworks may take in the future – 10 minutes
  • Steps for companies to take now – 10 minutes



Program Level:  Update

Intended Audience:  Accountants and attorneys who deal with SEC reporting and disclosure and related accounting issues, including CFOs, controllers and their staff, internal auditors, partners of public accounting firms and their staff, in-house counsel and outside attorneys

Prerequisites:  None

Advanced Preparation:  None


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