After months of anticipation, on March 21, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) voted 3:1 to propose climate change-related disclosure rules that would implement prescriptive climate-related disclosure requirements (which would be applicable for most public companies) in a wide array of climate-related areas, including with respect to governance, outlook, risk management, GHG emissions, climate-related targets and goals and financial statement disclosures. These proposed rules, which are intended to provide investors with consistent, comparable, and reliable climate-related information, would represent a major shift in the public company disclosure landscape and will require significant advance effort by public companies to facilitate compliance.

Join Bass, Berry & Sims and leading environmental, social and governance (ESG) thought leaders for the next installment in the ESG Impact Webinar series on Tuesday, May 24, 2022. Our panelists will share their experience and perspectives on what in-house counsel should consider as it relates to these proposed climate change disclosure rules. Discussion topics will include:

  • Overview of the Proposed Rules.
  • Required Disclosure under Regulation S-X.
  • Required Disclosure under Regulation S-K.
  • Phase-In Periods.
  • Practical Takeaways and Next Steps.


  • Kevin Douglas, Bass, Berry & Sims – Corporate & Securities Attorney
  • Sehrish Siddiqui, Bass, Berry & Sims – Corporate & Securities Attorney
  • Stephanie Bignon, Delta Air Lines, Inc.– Assistant General Counsel
  • Ben Stanley, Deloitte & Touche LLP – Partner, Audit & Assurance

Who Should Attend?

  • General counsel and other in-house legal counsel.
  • Public company finance and SEC reporting personnel.
  • Compliance officers
  • Other professionals interested in ESG.


Submit your questions for presenters upon registration or email questions to Tara Swint.