AFR and Public Citizen led a letter to members of Congress, urging them to oppose a Congressional Review Act Resolution seeking to nullify the Department of Labor’s important new rule that safeguards workers’ retirement security. Over sixty organizations signed on to the letter.
AFREF submitted a supplemental comment to Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) highlighting market reactions to the passage of the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA). December 1, 2022 Dear Ms. Countryman: This letter is a supplement to prior comments submitted by Americans for Financial Reform Education Fund
The SEC’s regulatory agenda is under attack, and Chair Gary Gensler is appearing before the Senate Banking Committee tomorrow. This memo for the media addresses the SEC’s work across eight different areas.
As the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) closes a comment period on two proposed rules that would create a standard framework for funds classified as environmental, social, and governance (ESG), advocacy groups today called on the agency to adopt stricter standards for the fastest-growing investment asset sector in the world.
AFREF, Public Citizen, The Sunrise Project, and Sierra Club submitted a comment to the International Sustainability Standards Board on their Climate-related Disclosures Exposure Draft. The Board requested broad stakeholder feedback on its proposal, which reflected the need for users of general purpose financial reporting to
Americans for Financial Reform delivered 16,658 petition signatures calling on the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) to make it mandatory for large companies and banks to disclose their total greenhouse gas emissions, including financed emissions, to investors and the public.
Americans for Financial Reform Education Fund and Public Citizen submitted a joint comment letter to the SEC calling for mandatory climate and ESG disclosures for all issuers, in response to Commissioner Allison Herren Lee’s Request for Public Input. “A growing chorus of bipartisan U.S. financial regulators
Americans for Financial Reform Education Fund and Public Citizen were joined by 60 organizations and securities law experts in a comment letter to the SEC calling for mandatory climate and ESG disclosures for all issuers.
In a significant reversal, the Department of Labor (DOL) today announced they will not enforce the anti-sustainable investing rules that were hastily published in the final days of the Trump administration. The two rules, which went into effect in January 2021, would have made it much harder for retirement plans to integrate environmental, social and governance (ESG) risks into their investment practices.