The new US SEC climate disclosure rule and what it means for you

08 Mar 2024
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The new US SEC climate disclosure rule and what it means for you

08 Mar 2024
About the speaker
  • Josh Jacobs
    Josh Jacobs
    Director of Sustainability at WAP Sustainability
    Josh is responsible for engaging and understanding the global marketplaces' sustainable rating systems, codes, purchasing policies, and standards for WAP Sustainability. In this role he helps develop and track the environmental programs that are being utilized throughout the world. As a LEED AP+ BD&C, Josh has served on over 40 sustainably focused committees, including but not limited to ASHRAE 189.1, LEED Steering Committee, and served on the water/IEQ WG that developed the first draft of the IgCC. He is a recurring guest lecturer at multiple universities and has spoken on sustainable materials on 5 continents. He works with organizations investor relations teams to help them understand financial reporting tools such as SASB, GRI, and TCFD. Josh served as Chairman of the US Mirror Committee for ISO 20400 Sustainable Procurement, Vice Chair for USGBC’s Pilot Credit Committee, served as USGBC’s LEED Steering Committee Chair and currently serves as Vice Chair of ASHRAE 189.1.

Key takeaways

Public companies aren't required to disclose scope 3 emissions.

In addition to scope 1 and 2 reporting, companies will eventually have to disclose material climate-related risk.

Companies already following the CSRD regulations in the EU should comply with SEC regulations.