climate change

Exxon Mobil May Have Escaped an SEC Penalty Over Climate-Change Accounting But Not a Class-Action Lawsuit

Earlier this month, we reported that the Securities and Exchange Commission ended its two-year accounting probe into how Exxon Mobil Corp. calculates the value of its assets and whether the oil and gas company failed to alert investors about potential climate-change risks. The SEC decided to take no enforcement action against Exxon Mobil, but investors […]

SEC Calls Off the Dogs on Exxon Mobil

Exxon Mobil Corp. is out of the Securities and Exchange Commission’s doghouse for now, as the regulator ended its two-year accounting investigation into how the company calculates the value of its assets, as well as possible oily investor disclosures about climate change. According to a Bloomberg News report, Exxon Mobil received a letter from the […]

Report: There’s Nothing Extraordinary About Sandy

Companies are unlikely to be allowed to classify damage from Hurricane Sandy as “extraordinary” for financial reporting purposes, but may consider including additional disclosures on how their businesses were impacted, according to a report from PricewaterhouseCoopers. “Neither the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks nor Hurricane Katrina in 2005 were considered to be extraordinary from an accounting […]