Amy Lynch on timing of SEC rule requiring ESG disclosures (The Wall Street Journal)

With an incoming Biden administration there will likely be demands for more transparency of companies’ ESG performance metrics, but how quickly the SEC can roll out a rule requiring these disclosures is another question. FrontLine’s Founder and President, Amy Lynch, sees a lengthy timetable for finalizing a new rule. Ms. Lynch states that soliciting industry feedback will take time and companies will not go forth willingly, potentially delaying a new SEC rule to at least 2022. See The Wall Street Journal (subscription required), “Companies Could Face Pressure to Disclose More ESG Data