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New Polling Shows Voters Strongly Support SEC Climate Risk Disclosure Rule

new poll conducted by Morning Consult on behalf of Unlocking America’s Future finds that nearly two-thirds of voters believe working Americans, retirees, and investors have a right to know the climate related risks associated with large corporations. Bipartisan support is strong for the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission’s (SEC) climate risk disclosure rule, which requires large companies to disclose climate risk data to investors.  Despite this public support, the House Financial Services Committee will consider a resolution this week on whether to reject the SEC’s new climate risk disclosure rule. This congressional attack comes on the heels of lawsuits cropping up from attorneys general in states across the country.
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Republicans and Democrats Broadly Support Proposed SEC Climate Disclosure Rule, Responsible Investing (ESG)

Responsible investing and the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission’s (SEC) proposed climate disclosure rule is overwhelmingly popular across party lines, according to new polling published today by Unlocking America’s Future and Data for Progress. The new research suggests that Americans do not view responsible investing as the boogeyman extreme politicians make it out to be.

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Unlocking America's Future ESG Ban Research

While voters are largely unfamiliar with the term “ESG,” they are overwhelmingly favorable to “responsible companies” (78% favorable), “sustainable business practices” (73%), and “responsible investing” (71%). While this research was focused on going on offense against those who want to ban “ESG,” this research confirms findings revealed in other studies that terms like “responsible investing” are viewed more positively by voters than “ESG.”
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