Members of Congress Express Concern about the SEC’s Approach to Climate Change Disclosure

Some Members of Congress have written to SEC Chairman Gensler to remind him what the “materiality” standard is and conclude without reference to any data that the Commission may not be clear on it. We also caution the SEC against outsourcing its responsibilities to ostensibly “independent” third-party standard setters that have agendas outside the scope ofthe Federal securities laws and that do not recognize the standard ofmateriality that has served U.S. capital markets so well. Some of these organizations are funded or…