What SEC's Climate Disclosure Rule Could Mean for Students and Job Seekers

by Zetian "Tim" Zhang, Associate Consultant, Sustainability, Energy and Climate Change WSP USA

Recent media coverage of the SEC’s proposal on climate risk and emission disclosure has focused on the impact for companies and their investors. But what about their talent pool — the rising cohort of students and job seekers? How could they be best prepared in this emerging job market?

To answer these questions, let’s first talk about the core problem the SEC proposed rule is trying to solve.

SEC's Proposed Climate Rule a Game-Changer for Sustainability

Experts are praising the SEC's newly proposed climate risk disclosure rule, which would require businesses to bake climate risk into their overall risk management plans.

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission's newly proposed climate risk disclosure rule sets a clear course for business sustainability efforts and provides quantifiable climate impact data to investors.


Ceres Welcomes SEC's New Landmark Climate Disclosure Rule Proposal

Press Release

March 21, 2022 /3BL Media/ - Ceres welcomes a new landmark rule proposal issued today by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) that would require U.S. publicly-traded companies to disclose annually how their businesses are assessing, measuring, and managing climate change financial risks. The proposal is aligned with recommendations from the Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD), the leading global framework supported by more than 3,000 companies and 90 jurisdictions around the world.

Americans Overwhelmingly Support Mandatory Climate Disclosure for U.S. Companies

Eighty-seven percent of Americans, including 74 percent of Republicans, agree that public companies should disclose their risks from climate change
Press Release

February 17, 2022 /3BL Media/ - As the public awaits the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission’s proposed rule on mandatory climate disclosure for publicly-traded companies, a new poll sponsored by the nonprofits Ceres and Public Citizen, in partnership with JUST Capital and SSRS, found that 87 percent of Americans are in favor of companies reporting their climate-related risks.

Gender Lens Is Emerging as a Fundamental ESG Screen


By Jennifer Coombs, College for Financial Planning and the Chartered SRI Counselor designation program

You Make ESG Dreams Come True


As previously seen on Skytop Strategies and published with permission.

Many of us in the ESG (Environment, Social, Governance) space, have dreamed of the day when governments would start to set rules about sustainability reporting. We have hoped to see more pressure on companies to fully and consistently tell their stories. Over the past few months, our dreams have started to come true. However, we now realize we may be dealing with a nightmare!

Recent SEC Staff Interpretation Bodes Well for Gender Lens Investor Advocacy


by Beth-ann Roth of RK Invest Law 

The newest SEC staff interpretation relating to shareholder proposals is poised to make it easier for ESG issues to get onto the ballot at company annual meetings. Investors should take steps to put issues of gender and diversity front and center. While terms like “diversity,” “inclusion,” and “gender lens investing” are becoming part of corporate and investing vocabulary, implementation of the values for which those concepts stand is far from complete.

To Support the Advancement of Women's Athletic Programs, T-Mobile Donates $700,000 to SEC Schools at T-Mobile SEC Championship Concert with Chris Young

Press Release

BELLEVUE, Wash., December 2, 2021 /3BL Media/ - Who’s got game? Female athletes! As an official sponsor of the SEC, T-Mobile (NASDAQ: TMUS) wants to help the entire SEC community thrive. T-Mobile also recognizes the importance of women’s sports and the role that youth sports can have on allowing female athletes to one day compete at the highest levels like the SEC. The Un-carrier is proud to announce a $50,000 donation to each of the SEC’s 14 universities – totaling $700,000 – supporting the advancement of women’s athletic programs.

The Climate Crisis Must Be Priority for Financial Regulators


By Steven Rothstein, Managing Director of the Ceres Accelerator for Sustainable Capital Markets

Central banks around the world are responsible for ensuring economic and financial stability. So why would some of them minimize perhaps the most significant threat to the future of our society and its financial markets – climate change?


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