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senate Bill S. 2075

Should the SEC Require Publicly-Traded Companies to Disclose Climate Change-Related Risks?

Argument in favor

Climate change risk disclosures are one way to hold corporations accountable for their role in the climate crisis. They’re also an important tool to help investors understand their investments and how they could be affected by climate change. Requiring better disclosure of climate change risks could push investors and corporations to take more action to address climate change.

jimK's Opinion
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10/18/2019
Awesome! Some legislation that begins to categorize and collect valuable info on climate change issues. Great job Elizabeth! Collecting data in this way, in a more or less standardized format, is a great tool for measuring and assessing green house gas emissions- which should help guide resources to address critical issues. I am so glad to see this. I just hope the dinosaurs in the Senate will at least recognize that climate change is a huge geopolitical, economic and humanitarian risk to our future and another life extinction level event for dinosaurs. Let’s hope that this time, they finally ‘get’ it.
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Ayush's Opinion
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10/18/2019
Ok, can we get real here? Of course climate change is an issue! Our leaders’ ignorance to it might be the end of the human race! Republicans are denying the science to fill their wallets.
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RjGoodman's Opinion
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10/18/2019
While risk disclosures are a good idea, nothing will happen until we take the Environmental Protection Agency back. All of the reporting in the world will not influence enough businesses to positively impact climate change. We need to take control of our government. VOTE!
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Argument opposed

Even without regulators’ intervention, many companies are already making their own climate change disclosures. The industry-led Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD) has released recommendations on this issue and is tracking companies’ adoption of its recommendations. Investors, such as BlackRock, are also encouraging greater disclosure. There’s no need for the SEC to get involved.

Steven's Opinion
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10/18/2019
More virtue Signaling. Added burden on businesses do no benefit to the environment.
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Peter's Opinion
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10/18/2019
Climate change is a Hoax!! Wake up people. We do not need the government overreaching like they did in the Obama administration and the New Democratic candidates want.
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Doug's Opinion
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10/18/2019
No, climate change hasn’t been proven to exist, much less that it’s man made. Every climate change prediction made has not manifested.
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      senate Committees
      Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs
    IntroducedJuly 10th, 2019
    Awesome! Some legislation that begins to categorize and collect valuable info on climate change issues. Great job Elizabeth! Collecting data in this way, in a more or less standardized format, is a great tool for measuring and assessing green house gas emissions- which should help guide resources to address critical issues. I am so glad to see this. I just hope the dinosaurs in the Senate will at least recognize that climate change is a huge geopolitical, economic and humanitarian risk to our future and another life extinction level event for dinosaurs. Let’s hope that this time, they finally ‘get’ it.
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    More virtue Signaling. Added burden on businesses do no benefit to the environment.
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    Ok, can we get real here? Of course climate change is an issue! Our leaders’ ignorance to it might be the end of the human race! Republicans are denying the science to fill their wallets.
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    While risk disclosures are a good idea, nothing will happen until we take the Environmental Protection Agency back. All of the reporting in the world will not influence enough businesses to positively impact climate change. We need to take control of our government. VOTE!
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    We need corporations to be aware of their impact on the environment and work to minimize or eliminate the damage, Our house is on fire. Help put it out.
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    We must challenge climate change on every front.
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    Yes, if public companies are producing lots of CO², which is what plants crave more than electrolytes, then yes they should be transparent about it. I bet no one got the reference. C'mon, Idiocracy was a fine film...
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    Yes, corporations should be accountable for any risk they hold towards the environment and public health. Yes!
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    Vote yes! The purpose of this bill is to increase accountability for climate destruction and provide transparency to investors. Then pass the GREEN NEW DEAL!
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    These large corporations are creating negative externalities that cause detrimental effects our collective health and sustainability. We need to hold these companies accountable but also make it easy for the consumer/investor to make informed decisions.
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    We need to make sure all companies and corporations follow ways to reduce the carbon footprint and to help with climate change because if they don’t well there’s a good chance that they won’t exist much longer and they won’t have all the money! Much less lives of their executives because in the end we’re all human and we pass in and there won’t be anyone to pass anything in if climate change isn’t taken care of!
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    Climate change is a Hoax!! Wake up people. We do not need the government overreaching like they did in the Obama administration and the New Democratic candidates want.
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    Absolutely. It impacts all of us.
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    No, climate change hasn’t been proven to exist, much less that it’s man made. Every climate change prediction made has not manifested.
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    Climate change has always been with us and humans have always tried to ADAPT to change! Let the FREE market take care of itself! Get the government out of SPECULATIVE phony political crap and stop teaching it to our children as if it were gospel truth!
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    I think this is a very good effort! It will be far reaching and it’s detailed. There should also be education for employees and ongoing efforts (written) to support protection of citizens!
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    Please vote for Elizabeth Warren’s bill to increase Transparency about how much distraction corporations are causing to our planet and to help diminish destruction of all life.
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    Why it’s just more fake science that the UN been pushing for 50 years
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    Disclosing Climate change risks is an important way to hold corporations accountable for what they do that aids the climate crisis. It would be an important tool for investors to know how their investments and how those affect climate change. Requiring better disclosure of climate change could push investors & investments to consider climate change.
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