It is not clear when – or if – the SEC’s proposed rules on climate change disclosure will be adopted or, if adopted, whether litigation or Congressional action will prevent the SEC from implementing or enforcing them. However, we believe the SEC’s proposals are likely going to be irrelevant, because whether your business is large or small, public or privately held, in a “dirty” industry or a “clean” one, it’s likely that virtually all your constituencies – customers, employees, regulators, investors, and the communities where you operate – want the same information. Please join Bob and Robert for an interactive panel discussion on how your business can prepare to address these requirements and expectations.
Topics to be addressed:
- What types of information are being sought?
- How can you accurately measure Scope 1, 2, and 3 emissions?
- How can you improve the telling of your carbon story?
- What are the existing legal requirements compelling disclosure?
- To what extent can you use that information to respond to other requests?
- How does climate information impact your projects?
- Do you need to include climate change metrics in your compensation plans?
- Do you need third-party assurance on any of this information?
Bob Lamm chairs the Gunster’s Securities Law & Corporate Governance practice. Bob previously served as assistant general counsel and assistant secretary of Pfizer. His prior experience includes senior legal positions at W. R. Grace, CA Technologies, and Financial Guaranty Insurance Company. He also has extensive experience with small and mid-cap companies, as well as nonprofit entities. In addition to his role at Gunster, Bob is an independent senior advisor to the Deloitte Center for Board Effectiveness.
A native Floridian, Robert Manning has been practicing environmental law for nearly three decades. He advises utilities and private businesses on issues involving air quality, including policy development, legislation, rulemaking, permitting and enforcement. Although his practice often focuses on issues affecting the electric utility industry, he also represents other industrial and municipal clients involved in phosphate, solid waste management, oil and gas, chemical, fuel distribution and cement.