SEC’s Proposed Climate Disclosure Rule: A Conversation with Renee Jones, Director of the Division of Corporation Finance at the SEC
On March 21st, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission proposed rules to enhance and standardize climate-related disclosures by companies. These long-anticipated proposed rules would mandate disclosures in Board and management oversight, climate-related risks, climate-related impacts on the business, climate-related risk management, greenhouse gas emissions, and other areas. Given current climate disclosure practices have been fragmented and inconsistent, this proposed rule would significantly increase the quality and comparability of information for investors seeking to assess climate-related risks.
On April 26th, the CFA Society Boston Sustainable Investing Initiative invites you to a conversation with Renee Jones, the Director of the Division of Corporate Finance at the SEC, as we take a deeper dive into the proposed rules and the key areas on which the SEC is seeking comments. The comment period is open until May 20th 2022.
Joining us will be Steven Rothstein, Managing Director, Ceres Accelerator for Sustainable Capital Markets. Through its research and education, the Accelerator has been a leader in the effort to spur action on the climate crisis as a systemic financial risk.
We will conclude with a facilitated audience Q&A with Dr. Jones.
The session will not be recorded, so don't miss this April 26th opportunity to gain a deeper understanding of the proposed rules and insights into providing comments that will help shape their final form.
Renee Jones, Director of the Division of Corporation Finance at the SEC
Renee Jones is the Director of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission’s Division of Corporation Finance. Prior to joining the Commission’s staff in 2021, Jones served as Professor of Law and Associate Dean for Academic Affairs at Boston College Law School, where she taught and wrote in the areas of corporate law, securities law and corporate governance. Previously, she represented private and public companies on corporate and securities matters at the law firm Hill & Barlow. Jones is a member of the American Law Institute and has served as Co-Chair of the Securities Law Committee of the Boston Bar Association. She received her undergraduate degree from Princeton University and her law degree from Harvard Law School.
Steven Rothstein, Managing Director, Ceres Accelerator for Sustainable Capital Markets
Steven M. Rothstein is the founding Managing Director of the Ceres Accelerator for Sustainable Capital Markets. Steven has had a successful career starting, managing and growing several non-profit, social change and government organizations. After college he was one of the founding team of Citizens Energy Corporation, the world’s only non-profit oil company. This enterprise, and its related organizations, grew to provide tens of millions of service for low income and needy individuals through oil, natural gas, electricity, energy conservation, pharmaceuticals and renewable energy. After several years, Steven went on to manage a Massachusetts $300 million human service state agency’s programs and facilities for people with intellectual disabilities. He then started and ran Environmental Futures, a management and market consulting company serving a wide range of enterprises in the US and internationally seeking to grow their environmental work. He also ran the New England market for Constellation’s entry and expansion into this market as a successful electricity broker. His career also includes running the world renowned, Perkins School for the Blind, as well as Citizen Schools and the John F. Kennedy Library Foundation. Steven has a BA with Honors in Political Science from Williams College and an MBA from Northeastern University’s D’Amore - McKim School of Management. He also studied at Duke University’s, Institute of Public Policy.
Michael Greis, Principal, Riverbend Advisors and Chair of the CFA Boston Sustainable Investing Initiative
Members | Complimentary
Non Members | $20.00
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