Section: April 11, 2024 | Vol. 29, Issue 14
SEC’s New Climate Disclosure Rules Scrutinized at Hill Hearing
At an April 10 hearing on the SEC’s recently released climate disclosure rules, House Financial Services Committee Chair Patrick McHenry (R-N.C.) urged SEC Chair Gary Gensler “to abandon his regulatory power grab,” while Ranking Member of the Committee Maxine Waters (D-Calif.) expressed disappointment that the SEC “didn’t muster the political courage to issue a bolder rule.”
CII Invites Comments on Proposed Policy Calling for Breakdown of Votes by Class
CII members are invited to submit comments on a proposed amendment to CII’s corporate governance policies calling for dual-class companies to provide vote results on a class-by-class basis.
Lawmakers Introduce Bills to Curtail U.S. Investments in China
Representatives Brad Sherman (D-Calif.) and Victoria Spartz, (R-Ind.) introduced the No China in Index Funds Act late last month, a bill that would forbid funds that track an index from holding any Chinese securities starting 180 days after the bill is passed. The bill would not apply to actively managed funds.
More than Four in Five Russell 1000 Companies Provide Gender and Racial Diversity Data, Review Finds
A recent review of Russell 1000 companies by JUST Capital determined that disclosure of gender diversity data stands at 89%, while race/ethnicity data disclosure stands at 83%.