SEC requirements for disclosure of material climate change impacts became effective in the early part of 2010 upon the publication of clarifying guidance by the agency. Virtually all public companies will now be reporting based on their assessments of how climate change will affect their business and many questions remain as to what constitutes best practice in this emerging area of climate change risk disclosure.
Our December, 2010 panel at the Boston Security Analysts Society reviewed the guidelines and discussed opportunities presented for analysts and investment managers. The interest the panel generated suggested a wider audience for this topic. The upcoming annual filing season for many companies – the second since disclosure guidelines took effect – is an appropriate time to revisit the topic.
Please join us in New York on November 29th to learn what the disclosure requirements are (and aren’t), what good disclosure practices are and what you can learn from companies who practice them, what you can expect to see and what opportunities these guidelines offer for analysts and asset managers to shape more informative disclosure going forward.
This session is co-sponsored by the New York Society of Security Analysts and the Robert Zicklin Center for Corporate Integrity.
- Adam Kanzer, JD – Managing Director and General Counsel of Domini Social Investments and Vice President and Chief Legal Officer of the Domini Funds.
- Jim Coburn, JD – Senior Manager, Investment Programs, Ceres.
- Karoline Barwinski – Research Associate, Assistant Vice President with the ESG Investment Program at ClearBridge Advisors.
Moderator: Michael Greis – Principal, Riverbend Advisors
The session will from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm in Room 14-220 at the Zicklin Center at 55 Lexington Ave (enter on 24th or 25th street). Details and complimentary registration available here.