ESG regulation to focus on disclosures (Institutional Investor)

With the likelihood of greater ESG regulation in the near future, the industry should expect the SEC to start by requiring certain disclosures. Amy Lynch, FrontLine’s Founder and President, explains that any forthcoming regulations could first be addressed from a disclosure point of view by creating requirements for public companies to standardize reporting of ESG matters. ESG regulations are high on the SEC’s priority list, comments Ms. Lynch, and the new requirements may add clarity to what is considered a “good” or “bad” ESG stock, leading firms to shift their portfolio concentrations. See Institutional Investor, “ESG Investing Poses No ‘Significant’ Cost to Investors“