03/30/2010 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

SEC: Public Companies Should Warn Investors Of The Effect Of Climate Change On Business

The Securities and Exchange Commission said on Wednesday for the first time that public companies should warn investors of any serious risks that global warming might pose to their businesses.

Although the agency has long required companies to reveal possible financial or legal impacts from a variety of environmental challenges, it has never specifically cited climate change as bringing potentially significant business risks or rewards.

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