Making Sense of Sustainability: A Policy Perspective
The proposal from the Security and Exchange Commission (SEC) on new mandatory climate risk disclosures for public companies brings the United States more in line with other regions like the European Union and Asia.
While that should provide a boost for disclosure efforts worldwide, it also creates an imperative for companies and investors to understand evolving rules around sustainability that are complex and often differ by country.
In this paper, Ciara Horigan, Carlo M. Funk, and Darryl Cornelius make sense of sustainability regulations facing the global financial services sector and explore policy developments and implications.
They identify five priorities of global sustainability policy today:
In each of these areas, our experts provide an overview of developments, highlighting regional differences and conclude with key takeaways for financial market participants.