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Navigate SEC Climate Disclosures with EcoActive ESG

Effortlessly align with the SEC’s climate-related disclosure requirements.

The SEC Climate Disclosure Challenge

The SEC Climate Disclosure Challenge reflects a transformative move by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission to integrate climate considerations into corporate financial reporting comprehensively. This groundbreaking regulatory update mandates exhaustive disclosures on climate-related risks and their financial implications, requiring businesses to evaluate and report their carbon footprint across Scope 1, Scope 2, and applicable Scope 3 emissions, alongside a rigorous analysis of climate risks and their strategic responses.
Key to these requirements is the need for organizations to provide insights into how climate risks affect their operations, financial performance, and strategic planning. This includes detailed reporting on material climate risks, the board of directors’ oversight of these risks, management’s role in addressing them, and any climate-related targets or goals materially impacting the business. Additionally, for certain registrants, the rules mandate the disclosure of Scope 1 and Scope 2 emissions, backed by an attestation report to verify the accuracy of disclosed emissions data.
Incorporating this detailed schedule into the broader context of the SEC Climate Disclosure Challenge underscores the urgency and phased approach the SEC is adopting to bring about standardized climate-related financial disclosures. The final rules set a compliance timeline that differentiates based on the registrant type, ensuring a staggered integration of these new requirements across the corporate landscape.

What’s Next: A Closer Look at Compliance Timelines

The final rules will be enforced 60 days post-publication in the Federal Register, marking the beginning of a new era in financial reporting that emphasizes transparency in climate-related risks and their management. The compliance schedule is as follows:
Large Accelerated Filers (LAFs) are expected to comply with the new disclosures and financial statement effects by Fiscal Year Beginning (FYB) 2025, with requirements for Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions disclosure and limited assurance kicking in by FYB 2026. The transition to reasonable assurance for GHG emissions is set for FYB 2029, and electronic tagging requirements are due by FYB 2026.
Accelerated Filers (AFs), excluding Smaller Reporting Companies (SRCs) and Emerging Growth Companies (EGCs), will see a slightly later timeline, starting their compliance from FYB 2026 for disclosures and FYB 2027 for GHG emissions and related assurance activities. Electronic tagging for these entities is also expected by FYB 2026.
SRCs, EGCs, and Non-Accelerated Filers (NAFs) have the most extended timeline, beginning compliance by FYB 2027, with no requirements for GHG emissions disclosure and assurance. Electronic tagging for this group will commence in FYB 2027.

Moving Forward

As companies navigate this transition, leveraging technologies and platforms like EcoActive ESG becomes indispensable. These tools offer the capabilities to streamline data management, ensure compliance with reporting standards, and provide the analytics needed to inform strategic decision-making. By integrating such solutions, businesses can address the SEC’s climate disclosure requirements efficiently, turning regulatory compliance into an opportunity for enhanced transparency, investor engagement, and sustainable growth.

Why EcoActive ESG?

Adapting to the SEC’s climate-related disclosure requirements can be streamlined with EcoActive ESG. Our platform is meticulously designed to ease the compliance burden, providing tools and features specifically catered to the nuances of climate reporting as mandated by the SEC.

Key Features

Targeted Data Collection and Management

EcoActive ESG simplifies the process of collecting and managing climate-related data, ensuring thorough coverage across all relevant metrics, including direct and indirect emissions, energy use, and more.

Climate Risk Analysis and Reporting

Our platform offers specialized tools for conducting detailed climate risk analyses, enabling businesses to assess and disclose the potential financial impacts of climate change in line with SEC requirements.

Scenario Analysis and Strategic Planning

EcoActive ESG facilitates scenario analysis, helping companies explore and report on potential future states under different climate scenarios, a critical component of the SEC's disclosure expectations.

iXBRL Capabilities for Streamlined Compliance and Analysis

EcoActive ESG supports the creation and submission of reports in iXBRL format, aligning with the SEC’s initiative to make financial and climate-related disclosures more accessible, analyzable, and comparable for all stakeholders.

Benefits for Your Business

Streamlined Compliance Process

EcoActive ESG automates and organizes the data collection and reporting process, significantly reducing the complexity and effort required to comply with SEC regulations.

Enhanced Reporting Accuracy

By leveraging automated tools and predefined templates, EcoActive ESG minimizes the risk of errors, ensuring your climate disclosures are both accurate and reliable.

Strategic Insights

Beyond compliance, our platform provides valuable insights into climate risks and opportunities, supporting strategic decision-making and long-term resilience.
EcoActive ESG not only aids in fulfilling the SEC’s climate-related disclosure requirements but also empowers businesses to integrate climate considerations into their core strategies effectively.

How It Works: Ensuring Compliance with SEC Climate Disclosures using EcoActive ESG

US SEC Climate-Related Disclosures

EcoActive ESG's approach to simplifying SEC climate disclosure compliance is intuitive and comprehensive, covering every step of the reporting process. Here's how businesses can leverage EcoActive ESG:


Step 1: Tailored Onboarding

Customize EcoActive ESG based on your specific industry, size, and reporting needs, ensuring alignment with SEC disclosure requirements from the start.

Step 2: Comprehensive Data Collection

Automate the gathering of all necessary climate-related data across your operations, using EcoActive ESG's targeted data collection tools.

Step 3: Risk and Impact Analysis

Conduct thorough analyses of climate-related risks and their potential financial impacts, utilizing EcoActive ESG's analytical tools designed for clarity and compliance.

Step 4: Strategic Reporting

Generate SEC-compliant climate disclosure reports with EcoActive ESG's customizable templates and reporting tools, streamlining the process while maintaining accuracy and depth.

Step 5: Continuous Improvement and Strategy Adjustment

Utilize insights from EcoActive ESG to refine your climate strategies and reporting practices continuously, ensuring ongoing compliance and strategic alignment with evolving SEC guidelines.

EcoActive ESG: Your Ally in SEC Climate Disclosure Compliance

Choosing EcoActive ESG for your ESG reporting and compliance needs goes beyond leveraging a sophisticated software platform. It’s about harnessing deep expertise and comprehensive support in navigating the evolving landscape of ESG disclosures.

Here’s why EcoActive ESG stands out:

Deep Expertise in XBRL

With years of specialization in eXtensible Business Reporting Language (XBRL), EcoActive ESG brings unparalleled expertise in digital financial reporting. Our proficiency ensures your ESG reports are not just compliant but also accessible and analyzable, meeting the highest standards for digital disclosure.

Financial Reporting Experience

Our team's extensive background in financial reporting provides a solid foundation for integrating ESG data with financial disclosures. This experience is crucial in creating reports that communicate not just sustainability efforts but their financial implications, ensuring stakeholders understand the broader impact of your ESG initiatives.

Expertise in Financial & Sustainability Domain for Integrated Reporting

EcoActive ESG's unique strength lies in our dual expertise across both financial and sustainability domains, enabling truly integrated reporting. This approach ensures that your ESG disclosures are not only compliant with current regulations but also strategically aligned with your financial reporting, providing a holistic view of your organization’s performance.

Addressing Various Jurisdictions Over 12 Years

With over a decade of experience catering to diverse jurisdictions, EcoActive ESG understands the nuances and specific requirements of different regulatory environments. Whether you’re navigating the SEC’s climate disclosures in the U.S., the CSRD in the EU, or emerging ESG regulations in Canada, our platform and expertise ensure your compliance journey is smooth and successful, regardless of where you operate.

In choosing EcoActive ESG, you’re not just selecting a tool for ESG compliance; you’re partnering with a team of experts dedicated to elevating your sustainability reporting. Let us guide you through the complexities of ESG disclosure, turning compliance into a strategic advantage for your business.

Ready to Simplify Your SEC Climate Disclosure Compliance?

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Additional Services by EcoActive ESG Team

Beyond our platform, the EcoActive ESG team offers bespoke consulting services led by experts like Dr. Kaushik Sridhar to support your specific needs in SEC climate disclosure compliance. From initial strategy development to detailed risk analysis and reporting guidance, our experts are here to ensure your success every step of the way.

Discover how our services can elevate your climate reporting efforts. Contact us today for more details or to schedule a consultation.

SEC Climate Disclosures FAQs

Find answers to common questions about the SEC’s climate-related disclosure requirements and how EcoActive ESG facilitates compliance through our easy-to-navigate FAQ section. Whether you’re curious about the scope of required disclosures, data management strategies, or the role of scenario analysis, our FAQs provide clear, concise information to guide you.
The SEC climate disclosure requirements mandate that public companies provide detailed information on climate-related risks, their actual and potential impacts on business operations, and how these risks are managed. This includes the disclosure of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, climate-related financial risks, and relevant management strategies.
All public companies registered with the SEC are subject to these disclosure requirements. This includes both U.S.-based companies and foreign companies with securities traded on U.S. exchanges.

The SEC has proposed a phased-in approach, giving additional time for smaller reporting companies.

  1. Larger Accelerated Filers (LAFs) will need to comply with new disclosures, GHG emissions/assurance, and electronic tagging requirements starting in the Fiscal Year Beginning (FYB) 2025, with full compliance including reasonable assurance for GHG emissions by FYB 2033.
  2. Accelerated Filers (AFs), excluding Smaller Reporting Companies (SRCs) and Emerging Growth Companies (EGCs), will begin compliance in FYB 2026, moving towards GHG emissions disclosure and Inline XBRL tagging by the same year, with the transition extending through FYB 2031 for certain audits.
  3. SRCs, EGCs, and Non-Accelerated Filers (NAFs) are set for a later start in FYB 2027, with no applicable deadlines for certain GHG emissions assurances, reflecting a tailored approach to different entities' capacities and obligations under the new regulatory framework.
  • Scope 1 emissions are direct GHG emissions from sources that are controlled or owned by an organization (e.g., emissions from company vehicles).
  • Scope 2 emissions are indirect GHG emissions associated with the purchase of electricity, steam, heating, or cooling.
  • cope 3 emissions are all indirect emissions not included in scope 2, occurring in the value chain of the reporting company, including both upstream and downstream emissions.
The SEC has indicated that third-party assurance will be required for GHG emissions disclosures, though it may be phased in over time. The specifics will depend on the final rules and any subsequent guidance provided by the SEC.

Companies can prepare by:

  • Assessing current GHG emissions and climate risk management practices.
  • Establishing robust internal reporting and verification processes.
  • Engaging with stakeholders to understand their concerns and expectations.
  • Implementing or enhancing systems to track and manage relevant data.
  • Seeking external support for assurance and compliance strategy.
EcoActive ESG provides a platform that streamlines data collection, emissions calculation, and reporting processes. With features tailored to address climate-related disclosures, it assists in preparing reports that meet SEC standards, offers scenario analysis tools, and supports strategic planning for climate-related risks and opportunities.
Yes, EcoActive ESG includes features that help estimate and report Scope 3 emissions, providing insights into value chain impacts and assisting companies in developing comprehensive GHG inventories that reflect the full scope of their emissions profile.
Companies should disclose strategies addressing climate-related risks and opportunities, such as transition plans to lower-carbon operations, investments in clean energy, and efforts to improve climate resilience across their operations and supply chains.
The SEC has indicated an intention to align where possible with international frameworks like the TCFD and GHG Protocol. The final rules will determine the extent of this alignment.

Have more questions about the SEC’s climate disclosure requirements or how EcoActive ESG can help your company comply? Our team is here to provide the expertise and support you need. Contact us today for personalized assistance.

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