NEWS BRIEF: Georgia companies adhere to climate transparency rules, report says

GA companies ‘green’ ahead of SEC

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Some of Georgia’s major publicly traded companies are a step ahead of climate-related rule changes proposed by the Securities and Exchange Commission. The SEC said it wants to increase information requirements from corporations regarding carbon emissions and “relevant risk management processes.”

An analysis by the environmental corporate watchdog CDP found that AFLAC, UPS, Home Depot, The Coca Cola Company, and Southern Company are already transparent about climate issues and are likely to meet new SEC standards if and when they take effect.