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Posted Thursday, March 4, 2021

SEC Creates Climate and ESG Task Force in Division of Enforcement

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) announced the creation of a Climate and ESG Task Force in the Division of Enforcement. The focus of the task force, which will be led by Kelly Gibson, Acting Deputy Director of Enforcement, will be to proactively identify ESG-related misconduct. The initial focus will be to identify any material […more]


Posted Thursday, March 4, 2021

SEC Publishes 2021 Examination Priorities with Greater Focus on Climate Risk

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) published their 2021 Examination Priorities which include a greater focus on climate-related risks. The release included a quote from the SEC’s Acting Chair Allison Herren Lee: “This year, the Division is enhancing its focus on climate and ESG-related risks by examining proxy voting policies and practices to ensure voting […more]


Posted Monday, March 1, 2021

February, 2021 Newsletter

February, 2021 SEC EDGAR System supports XBRL US DQC rules. In its draft EDGAR Filer Manual (Volume II), the Commission announced that EDGAR Release 21.1 will support XBRL US Data Quality Committee (DQC) rules in the US GAAP Taxonomy Release 2021, noting: EDGAR will support new data quality-enhancing checks included by FASB in the US-GAAP […more]


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Posted Friday, February 26, 2021

SEC EDGAR Filer Manual Cites XBRL US DQC Rules

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) announced the publication of the DRAFT EDGAR Filer Manual (Volume II) with an implementation date of March 22, 2021. The SEC announced a number of changes in EDGAR Release 21.1 including the fact that EDGAR will support XBRL US Data Quality Committee (DQC) rules in the US GAAP Taxonomy […more]


Posted Thursday, February 25, 2021

House Financial Services Subcommittee Holds Hearing on Climate Change and Social Responsibility

House Financial Services Subcommittee on Investor Protection, Entrepreneurship and Capital Markets hearing on “Climate Change and Social Responsibility: Helping Corporate Boards and Investors Make Decisions for a Sustainable World“, features testimony from: Andy Green, Senior Fellow for Economic Policy, Center for American Progress Heather McTeer Toney, Environmental Justice Liaison, Environmental Defense Fund and Senior Advisor, […more]


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Posted Wednesday, February 24, 2021

SEC Announces Public Review of FASB Proposed Implementation Guides

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) announced that the FASB had published two new proposed implementation guides based on the 2021 US GAAP Financial Reporting Taxonomy which is currently under consideration by the SEC. The two proposed guides are available during a public comment period as noted below and will cover: Dimensional Modeling for Disclosures […more]


Posted Wednesday, February 3, 2021

SEC Final Rule: Administration of EDGAR System

The Securities and Exchange Commission final rule Administration of the Electronic Data Gathering, Analysis, and Retrieval System was published in the Federal Register. This new rule adopts new Regulation S-T which addresses actions the Commission may take to promote reliability and integrity of EDGAR submissions. The XBRL US Regulatory Modernization Working Group submitted a comment […more]


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Posted Wednesday, February 3, 2021

SEC Announces EDGAR BETA Test Environment

On February 3, 2021, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) announced that they will be releasing a limited access pilot test environment for beta-testers, to help filers and vendors try out the impact of a new URL that will be used for EDGAR submissions.  The test environment, EDGAR BETA, will give filers and vendors early […more]


Posted Tuesday, February 2, 2021

New SEC Position Announced: Senior Policy Advisor for Climate and ESG

The Securities and Exchange Commission announced the appointment of Satyam Khanna in a new role as Senior Policy Advisor for Climate and ESG in the office of Acting Chair Allison Herren Lee. This new SEC position will focus on advising the agency on environmental, social, and governance matters, and to advance new initiatives across the […more]


Posted Tuesday, February 2, 2021

January 2021 Newsletter

January, 2021 Momentum around sustainability reporting continues to grow in 2021. Climate change and sustainability reporting is a critical topic this year. The incoming Biden administration has expressed a greater focus on environmental issues. And the current acting SEC Chair Allison Herren Lee has been outspoken in support of greater standardization for ESG data. In […more]


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