Tuesday, June 21, 2022
More Commentary on the SEC's ESG Proposal - Sharfman and Copland
Courtesy of friend-of-the-BLPB Bernie Sharfman, I am linking to his coauthored (with James Copland) comment letter to the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) on the climate change rule-making proposal. The letter includes copious footnotes. As with other comment letters that have been written on the substance of the SEC proposal, there are some interesting definitional questions on which intelligent folks disagree. E.g., what is included under the umbrella of investor protection? What regulation promotes "efficiency, competition, and capital formation"? These all are among the big picture issues on which the SEC has the opportunity to speak. I expect thoughtful responses.