SEC Compliance

Get SEC disclosure-ready with confidence

The US Securities & Exchange Commission will soon require all publicly listed companies to disclose carbon emissions, climate-related risk, and their plans for reducing emissions and mitigating risk. Watershed helps companies create and share climate disclosures with confidence.

Get SEC-ready with Watershed

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Understand your emissions

The SEC has proposed that companies report carbon emissions alongside their financials—which means starting with granular, accurate emissions measurement.

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Assess your climate risk

Once you understand your carbon footprint, you can assess climate-related risks within your business—another requirement of the SEC’s proposed regulation.

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File disclosures

Watershed helps validate your data, prepare your filing, and ensure your disclosures are vetted and audit-ready. We'll also help you set targets and take concrete steps to reduce your emissions and mitigate climate risk.

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Understanding the SEC’s new carbon disclosure rule

Watershed climate and policy experts explain what’s anticipated to be included in SEC’s rule and what large public companies need to know about new disclosure requirements related to their climate impact.

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FAQ

The Securities and Exchange Commission—the main US regulator over public financial markets—proposed a new rule in March that would require publicly-listed companies to report climate data alongside their financial results. The rule calls for full transparency on carbon emissions, climate risks, and how boards and executives are integrating climate into their wider strategy. Companies would need to disclose their current performance, their plans to reduce those emissions and risks, and how they’re doing against those plans.

Meet our Policy Advisory Board

To help our customers stay ahead of rapidly changing climate policies and disclosure requirements, we created the Watershed Policy Advisory Board, which includes key architects of global climate policy. The board, chaired by Mark Carney, a Watershed advisor since 2021 and former governor of the Bank of England, features former government officials and industry leaders with deep climate expertise.

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Mary Schapiro

Former chair of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and vice chair for the Glasgow Financial Alliance for Net Zero (GFANZ)

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Mark Carney

Special Envoy on Climate Action and Finance to the United Nations

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Robert J. Jackson, Jr.

Former SEC Commissioner, Co-Director of the Institute for Corporate Governance and Finance, and Director of the Program on Corporate Law and Policy at NYU Law

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Annette Nazareth

Former SEC commissioner and chair of the Integrity Council for the Voluntary Carbon Market (ICVCM)

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Curtis Ravenel

Founder of the Sustainable Business & Finance Group at Bloomberg LP

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Sarah Bloom Raskin

Former U.S. Deputy Secretary of the Treasury

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Paul Simpson OBE

Co-founder of CDP and partner at ERM

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Tom Rivett-Carnac OBE

Former president and CEO of CDP North America, founding partner, Global Optimism

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Lord Adair Turner

Former chair of the UK Financial Services Authority (now the Financial Conduct Authority)

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