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Executive Brief: Climate Risk Disclosures in Data Centers - A Review of the Proposed SEC Guidelines

The United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has drafted a proposal necessitating public companies to disclose climate-related risks in their registration statements and periodic reports. The proposal has a profound impact on data centers, as they contribute significantly to greenhouse gas emissions, accounting for 1.5% of all electricity consumption in the United States.

This brief reviews the SEC's proposed requirements for all publicly traded companies.