The Leading Commentary on the SEC’s Climate Rules (So Far)

So we now have the SEC’s final climate disclosure rule – as well as the first three lawsuits filed challenging the SEC’s rulemaking – and already a lot of ink has been spilled. Here are some of the top resources I have seen so far about the rulemaking:

  1. Fortune’s “SEC chair drags climate rule across the finish line despite objections from commissioners”
  2.’s “SEC passes climate rule that leaves no one happy”
  3. ImpactAlpha’s “New SEC rules may be just enough to push climate action from disclosure to accounting”
  4.’s “Day 2 “Headlines” for the SEC’s New Climate Disclosure Rules”
  5.’s “The SEC Adopts a Climate Disclosure Rule: No Scope 3 Emissions Disclosure and 14 Other Things to Know”
  6. Reuters’ “Republican-led states sue US SEC over climate risk disclosure rules”
  7. Tim Mohin’s “Top Five Takeaways from SEC’s Final Climate Rule”
  8.’s “Final Climate Rules: Key Changes from the Proposed Form”
  9. WSJ’s “The SEC Watered Down Its Climate Reporting Requirements. Here’s What That Means for Companies.”
  10. Mark Bergman’s analysis of the changes between the SEC’s proposal and its final rules.

And here are the law firm memos I’ve seen so far:

  1. Akin Gump
  2. Allen & Overy
  3. Alston & Bird
  4. Baker Botts
  5. Blank Rome
  6. Bryan Cave
  7. Cleary Gottlieb
  8. Clifford Chance
  9. Cooley
  10. Covington
  11. Cravath
  12. Davis Polk
  13. Day Pitney
  14. Dechert
  15. Deloitte
  16. Fenwick & West
  17.  Foley Hoag
  18.  Foley & Lardner
  19.  Fox Rothschild
  20. Freshfields
  21. Gibson Dunn
  22. Goodwin Procter
  23. Hunton Andrews Kurth
  24.  Husch Blackwell
  25.  K&L Gates
  26.  Katten
  27. Keating Muething
  28.  King & Spalding
  29. Manatt
  30. McDermott Will
  31. Mintz Levin
  32.  Morgan Lewis
  33. Morrison & Foerster
  34. Morris Manning
  35.  Orrick
  36.  O’Melveny
  37.  Paul Hastings
  38. Paul Weiss
  39. Perkins Coie
  40. Pillsbury
  41.  Ropes & Gray
  42. Simpson Thacher
  43. Sidley
  44. Skadden
  45.  Sullivan & Cromwell
  46.  Thompson Hine
  47.  Troutman Pepper
  48.  Venable
  49.  Vinson & Elkins
  50. Vorys Sater
  51. Weil Gotshal
  52.  Willkie Farr
  53.  Winston & Strawn

And of course, there are oodles of webcasts happening. I’m listening to two of them today…

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