KPMG survey: responses to the SEC’s climate proposal

In an FRV podcast and companion survey, we explore themes emerging from comment letters to the SEC.

Julie Santoro

Julie Santoro

Partner, Dept. of Professional Practice, ESG, KPMG US

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Maura Hodge

Maura Hodge

ESG Audit Leader, KPMG US

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Christina Abbott

Christina Abbott

Senior Manager, Dept. of Professional Practice, KPMG US

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Bryce Ehrhardt

Bryce Ehrhardt

Managing Director, Dept. of Professional Practice, KPMG US

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Micah White

Micah White

Senior Manager, Dept. of Professional Practice , KPMG US

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Maura Hodge, KPMG IMPACT Audit Leader, and the KPMG Department of Professional Practice share their observations on responses to the SEC’s climate proposal. To download our podcast, see link above. You may also download our survey here.


SEC Release Nos. 33-11042 and 34-94478

The Enhancement and Standardization of Climate-Related Disclosures for Investors

  • Registrants with Exchange Act reporting obligations pursuant to Exchange Act Section 13(a) or Section 15(d), and companies filing a Securities Act or Exchange Act registration statement
  • Includes Foreign Private Issuers

Podcast contents

  • 00:45 – About the survey 
  • 02:00 – General sentiment 
  • 04:30 – Financial statement disclosures 
  • 07:00 – Greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions disclosures 
  • 10:20 – Other disclosures, based on the Task Force for Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD), transition and safe harbor 
  • 13:20 – Next steps for the SEC and for companies 
  • 15:45 – Resources

About the survey: The SEC received well over 4,000 unique responses to its climate proposal, with the vast majority coming from individual members of the general public. We chose 150 responses that represented a variety of industries and respondent types.

Download survey here

Additional resources