SEC Climate Change Disclosure Requirements: What You Need to Know
Nov 29, 2011
from 06:00 PM to 08:00 PM
|Where||55 Lexington Ave (enter on 24th or 25th street) Room 14-220|
|Contact Name||Matthew LePere|
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About the Program
SEC requirements for disclosure of material climate change impacts became effective in the early part of 2010 upon the publication of clarifying guidance by the agency. Virtually all public companies will now be reporting based on their assessments of how climate change will affect their business and many questions remain as to what constitutes best practice in this emerging area of climate change risk disclosure.
Join our panelists to learn what the disclosure requirements are (and aren't), what good disclosure practices are and what you can learn from companies who practice them, what you can expect to see and what opportunities these new guidelines may offer for analysts and asset managers to shape more informative disclosure going forward.
The New York Society of Security Analysts - working to establish and maintain a high standard of professional ethics in the security analysis field; to improve analytical techniques; foster the interchange of ideas and information among security analysts; and promote proper understanding of the function of financial and security analysis and the operation of the security markets.
About the Speakers
Karoline Barwinski - Research Associate, Assistant Vice President with the ESG Investment Program at ClearBridge Advisors.
Ms. Barwinski has been with ClearBridge since 2007, focusing on integrating Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) factors into company analysis. Karoline is a Steering Committee Co-Chair of the Sustainable Investment Research Analysts Network (SIRAN) and serves on SIRAN’s Sustainability Education & Company Engagement Committee. Prior to joining ClearBridge, she held numerous consulting positions and internships in the for-profit and non-profit sectors, namely with Agora Partnerships, Social Impact, Inc., Fontheim International, and General Electric. She holds an MS in Foreign Service from Georgetown University and BA in International Political Economy from Emory University.
Jim Coburn, JD - Senior Manager, Investment Programs, Ceres.
A staff member since 2003, Jim collaborates with members of Ceres’ Investor Network on Climate Risk on engagements with Securities and Exchange Commission leadership, including a 2007 petition for guidance on climate risk disclosure.He has managed three research reports on this topic and the international collaboration which created the Global Framework for Climate Risk Disclosure, the first global standard for comprehensive corporate climate risk disclosure. He helped organize the first Senate hearing on this subject.
Before joining Ceres, Jim worked for Morgan Stanley in equity research, the American Civil Liberties Union, and Co-op America. He holds a BA in Government from Cornell University, a JD from Boston College Law School, and is a member of the Massachusetts Bar.
Adam Kanzer, JD - Managing Director and General Counsel of Domini Social Investments and Vice President and Chief Legal Officer of the Domini Funds.
In June 2009, Mr. Kanzer was named to the Securities and Exchange Commission’s Investor Advisory Committee, representing “social investors.” In 2008, he was named to Directorship magazine’s Directorship 100, the magazine’s listing of the most influential people on corporate governance and in the boardroom. He is a founding member and serves on the board of the Global Network Initiative, an organization addressing threats to freedom of expression and privacy rights on the Internet and other communication technologies, and serves on the public policy committee of the Social Investment Forum.
He holds a B.A. in political science from the University of Pennsylvania and a J.D. from Columbia Law School.
The panel will run from approximately 6 to 8:00 p.m. and will be followed by a networking reception.