SEC’s Gensler mum on timing of climate rule, says ‘important issues’ around Scope 3 requirements


Gary Gensler, despite being put on the spot by a member of Congress, declined to provide an update on when the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) might approve its climate-related disclosure rule for public companies.

When asked specifically by Sen. Tina Smith (D-Minn.) about when the controversial rule might be finalized in a hearing Tuesday before the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs, Gensler would not offer a time line.

“I don’t want to be pinned down on this one. There is a very heavy comment file, and some really important issues have been raised,” said the SEC chair.

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