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The pending SEC climate regulations, which are part of a broader effort to enhance transparency and accountability in how companies address climate-related risks, encompass several key areas that platforms like Datagration's EcoVisor can significantly assist with. Here are more details on these areas and how EcoVisor can be instrumental in ensuring compliance:

1. Greenhouse Gas Emissions Reporting

The SEC is expected to require companies to disclose their direct greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions (Scope 1) and indirect emissions from purchased electricity or other forms of energy (Scope 2). There might also be requirements for disclosing certain Scope 3 emissions, which result from activities not directly controlled by the company, such as those from the supply chain.

EcoVisor's Role: The platform can aggregate data from disparate sources to accurately calculate and report these emissions. By providing real-time monitoring and analytics, EcoVisor can help companies identify GHG reduction opportunities, track their progress, and generate the necessary reports for compliance.

2. Climate-Related Financial Risk Disclosure

Companies may be required to assess and disclose how climate change risks affect their financial performance, both in the short and long term. This includes physical risks associated with climate change impacts (like extreme weather events) and transition risks arising from the shift to a lower-carbon economy.

EcoVisor's Role: EcoVisor can analyze operational and environmental data to highlight areas of financial risk related to climate change. The platform can help quantify these risks and facilitate the development of mitigation strategies, which can be reported to comply with SEC regulations.

3. Climate Risk Management Strategies

Beyond disclosing risks, companies might be expected to describe their strategies, actions, and governance processes around managing climate-related risks.

EcoVisor's Role: By providing a comprehensive overview of a company's environmental performance and impact, EcoVisor can help articulate how climate risks are being managed. The platform can showcase ongoing and planned initiatives to reduce emissions, improve energy efficiency, and enhance resilience against climate impacts.

4. Scenario Analysis

The SEC may encourage or require companies to conduct scenario analyses to evaluate how different climate-related scenarios, including policy changes, technological advances, and market shifts, could impact their business.

EcoVisor's Role: EcoVisor can support scenario analysis by offering advanced analytics and modeling capabilities. Companies can use these features to simulate various scenarios, understand potential impacts on their operations and finances, and plan accordingly.

5. Third-Party Audits & Assurance

There might be requirements for third-party verification or assurance of climate disclosures to ensure their accuracy and reliability.

EcoVisor's Role: While EcoVisor itself may not conduct audits, the platform can ensure that the data and reports generated are of high quality and in a format that facilitates easy verification by third parties. This can streamline the audit process and enhance the credibility of the disclosures.


As the SEC finalizes its climate regulations, Datagration's EcoVisor becomes increasingly valuable for companies striving to comply. By offering robust data management, analytics, and reporting capabilities, EcoVisor helps businesses navigate the complexities of climate disclosure requirements, ensuring that they not only meet regulatory obligations but also contribute positively to global sustainability efforts while assuring continued investment returns and profitable growth.”


Authored by:

Trent Bortz,
ESG Director

Post by Datagration™
March 4, 2024