SEC Environmental, Social, and Governance Task Force

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The SEC Climate and ESG Task Force develops initiatives to proactively identify ESG-related misconduct consistent with increased investor reliance on climate and ESG-related disclosure and investment. The Task Force is led by Sanjay Wadhwa, Deputy Director of the Division of Enforcement. Based within the Division of Enforcement, the task force develops initiatives to "proactively identify ESG-related misconduct consistent with increased investor reliance on climate and ESG-related disclosure and investment." The Task Force is led by Sanjay Wadhwa, Deputy Director of the Division of Enforcement. The Climate and ESG Task Force uses data analysis to mine and assess information across registrants, to identify potential violations including material gaps or misstatements in issuers’ disclosure of climate risks under existing rules, and disclosure and compliance issues relating to investment advisers’ and funds’ ESG strategies. [1]