Companies listed in New York will soon have to say more about their greenhouse gas emissions. The SEC, the watchdog of the financial markets, published on Monday draft rules requiring companies to publish, by 2024 to 2026 depending on their size, the greenhouse gas emissions of their direct activities (known as “scope 1 ”) and their energy consumption (“scope 2”).
The new rule “will provide investors with consistent, comparable and useful information to make their investment decisions, and impose consistent and clear disclosure requirements on issuers,” SEC Chairman Gary Gensler said in a statement. . The draft, passed with three votes in favor and one against, is open for comment for two months, after which it may be amended and submitted for a new vote by SEC commissioners. The regulator opened the debate last year.