Bloomberg Law
May 6, 2021, 8:23 PM

SEC’s Gensler Eyes ESG Reporting Rules After Public Input

Andrew Ramonas
Andrew Ramonas
Corporate Disclosure Reporter

The SEC is looking to propose rules on environmental, social, and governance reporting by public companies after gathering feedback this summer from investors and others, Chairman Gary Gensler said.

Gensler didn’t lay out a specific timeline for ESG rulemaking while speaking at a House Financial Services Committee hearing Thursday. But the Securities and Exchange Commission wants to “bring some consistency and comparability” to what companies report, he said.

The agency is gathering input on a variety of topics, including possible corporate disclosures on greenhouse gas emissions and risks from climate change, as well as the possibility of an ESG standard ...

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