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The Net-Zero Banking Alliance Article
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The Net-Zero Banking Alliance

A new private sector-led initiative presents the opportunity for major global financial institutions to play a key role in decarbonizing the global economy.

Trevor Sutton

The SEC Has Broad Authority To Require Climate and Other ESG Disclosures Report

The SEC Has Broad Authority To Require Climate and Other ESG Disclosures

Increasing demand for companies to provide enhanced disclosures on climate-related and other environmental, social, and governance matters has raised questions about the Securities and Exchange Commission’s authority to require disclosures. That authority is broad and not limited to materiality.

Alexandra Thornton, Tyler Gellasch

The SEC’s Time To Act Report
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The SEC’s Time To Act

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission should begin using its authority to mandate climate-related disclosures in order to address climate-related risks to investors, the economy, and the public.

Alexandra Thornton, Andy Green

Bank Capital and the Coronavirus Crisis Report
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Bank Capital and the Coronavirus Crisis

The Federal Reserve must reverse course on costly bank capital mistakes that have increased the vulnerability of the banking system in the face of the coronavirus pandemic.

Gregg Gelzinis

Climate Change Threatens the Stability of the Financial System Report
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Climate Change Threatens the Stability of the Financial System

U.S. regulators should protect the financial system from climate-related risks and help facilitate a smooth transition to a greener economy.

Gregg Gelzinis, Graham Steele

Corporate Governance and Workers Report
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Corporate Governance and Workers

Power within corporations has shifted away from Main Street in favor of Wall Street, but collective bargaining, competition, tax fairness, and corporate long-termism can help American capitalism do better.

Andy Green, Christian E. Weller, Malkie Wall

Strengthening the Regulation and Oversight of Shadow Banks Report
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Strengthening the Regulation and Oversight of Shadow Banks

Policymakers should enhance the regulatory framework for systemic shadow banks to help limit the chances of another financial collapse.

Gregg Gelzinis

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