Focus on Private Equity: SEC Recap – SEC Issues Long-Awaited Proposed Climate Change Disclosure Rule

5 May 2022


Episode #1

SEC Issues Long-Awaited Proposed Climate Change Disclosure Rule


Welcome to the first of our video series tracking the latest SEC developments impacting the private equity industry, hosted by Marc Ponchione, Rob Kaplan, Julie Riewe and Kristin Snyder, all of whom served as senior SEC lawyers.

Our first episode, hosted by the head of the firm’s funds regulatory practice, Marc Ponchione, features a conversation with capital markets partner Eric Juergens and ESG senior advisor Ulysses Smith on the much anticipated climate change disclosure rule proposed by the SEC and its potential impact on private fund sponsors and portfolio companies. 

While the road ahead for the SEC’s proposal is uncertain – it is expected to face legal challenge, receive numerous comments, and be subject to intense debate – it is important that businesses begin to understand the framework, its implications for their operations and key open questions.

Join us as Marc, Eric and Ulysses address key aspects of the proposed rules, what they mean for private equity, and how clients can prepare for the final rules when they arrive.

We invite you to watch the conversation below (~10 minutes).


Additional Resources 


Do you have specific questions you would like addressed or thoughts about additional SEC-related topics to cover in future episodes? If so, please email Debevoise Events.

About the Debevoise Private Equity Group

Debevoise is a trusted partner and legal advisor to a majority of the world’s largest private equity firms, and has been a market leader in the Private Equity industry for over 40 years. The firm’s Private Equity Group brings together the diverse skills and capabilities of more than 350 lawyers around the world from a multitude of practice areas, working together to advise our clients across the entire private equity life cycle. The Group’s strong track record, leading-edge insights, deep bench and commitment to unified, agile teams are why, year after year, clients quoted in Chambers Global, Chambers USA, The Legal 500 and PEI cite Debevoise for our close-knit partnership, breadth of resources and relentless focus on results.