MBA Statement on the SEC’s Climate-Risk Disclosure Final Rules

MBA’s President and CEO Bob Broeksmit, CMB, released a statement on the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission’s (SEC) final rules on mandatory disclosures related to climate-related risk and company greenhouse gas emissions.

ULI: Investors Can Leverage Climate Risk Disclosure Data

The Urban Land Institute, Washington, D.C., said investors can leverage the data resulting from government regulations that require real estate companies to disclose climate-related risks related to their properties and overall business models.

Cushman: Now is the Time to Fight Climate Change

As sea levels rise, the reality of climate change’s impact on the commercial real estate industry is becoming clearer, reported Cushman & Wakefield, Chicago.

A New Framework for Managing Climate Risk

Real estate practitioners can better manage climate risk in their portfolios by incorporating climate change threats including wildfires, hurricanes and excessive heat into their business models, the Urban Land Institute and LaSalle Investment Management reported.

Land Use Analysts Seek Solutions to Save Water, Money

Real estate and land use professionals can address challenges associated with drought and limited freshwater availability by prioritizing water conservation, efficiency and reuse, according to a report from the Urban Land Institute.

SEC Issues Sample Letter to Firms on Climate Change Disclosures

Last week, the Securities and Exchange Commission gave companies a preview of how it will look at their climate-related disclosures. Specifically, the SEC’s Division of Corporate Finance released a sample letter detailing the sorts of hard questions and requests the SEC will consider when they conduct a review of a company’s disclosures related to climate change.

MBA Weighs In With SEC on Climate-Related Disclosures

The Mortgage Bankers Association this week urged the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission to follow a set of guiding principles as the SEC considers the issue of climate-related disclosures.