Investors are increasingly pushing companies to report their greenhouse gas emissions and how climate change can affect their businesses. Around the globe, regulators are pushing to acknowledge climate change as an economic risk. In the U.S., the Securities and Exchange Commission is expected to propose new disclosure rules. "When it comes to climate risk disclosures, investors are raising their hands and asking regulators for more," SEC chair Gary Gensler told a forum last year. "Today, investors increasingly want to understand the climate risks of the companies whose stock they own or might buy." Some companies, including Apple, are already disclosing their greenhouse gas emissions and those from their suppliers. But some companies fear SEC mandates could leave them liable to lawsuits, given how difficult it is to measure emissions. Any proposed rules would be subject to a public feedback period.

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