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CLE WEBINAR: Business & Legal Pitfalls of the SEC's Proposed Climate Disclosure Rules

Event Dates: May 19, 2022
Industries: Energy
Services: Environmental | Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG)

Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr’s Environmental, Social, and Governance Practice and the Home Builders Association of Greater Chicago conducted a panel discussion of industry experts providing an overview of SEC Proposed Rule S7-10-22 regarding climate risk. In addition to a general overview, presenters discussed compliance outcomes and strategies to navigate them along with potential legal challenges the regulation may face.  

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Moderators

  • Paul Colgan, Government Affairs Consultant, Home Builders Association of Greater Chicago
  • David Wayne, Partner, Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr LLP

Panelists

  • Justin Danilewitz, Partner, Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr LLP
  • Dr. Spenser Robinson, Professor and Director of Real Estate, Departments of Finance/Law & Entrepreneurship, Central Michigan University
  • George Sullivan, Senior Principal and CEO, Net Zero Analysis and Design Corp.

Why is This Important?

  • Potential Legal Peril - Any and all green or climate claims in SEC reports are now subject to SEC enforcement.
  • Verification - Are you prepared to verify climate claims to avoid fraud enforcement?
  • Questionable Compliance - Nearly all popular Green Building Reporting Systems do not comply with SEC regulations.
  • How to Comply - Utilize ISO 14000 Environmental Management standards, fully compliant

Who Should Attend?

  • Publicly-traded companies and those that do business with them.

CLE Accreditation:

This program has been approved for 1.0 substantive credit (based on 60-minute hour) in Delaware, Florida, Illinois, New Jersey (accepted in New York), and Pennsylvania.  Applications are pending in Minnesota and Virginia.

CLE Verification Survey 05.19.22 (to be completed and submitted at the conclusion of the webinar)