Why GCs Face More Scrutiny On Climate Risk Disclosures

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The decision by federal regulators to scrutinize company disclosures about climate change risks more closely will increase the pressure on general counsel and their companies related to environmental issues, according to Stanford University law and business professor Joseph Grundfest.

Grundfest, a former commissioner with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and now a senior faculty member at the Rock Center on Corporate Governance at Stanford Law School, talked with Law360 Pulse before delivering the keynote speech Friday afternoon at the New York City Bar Association’s Ninth Annual Securities Litigation & Enforcement Institute.

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