Disclosure June 5, 2012 : 3:38 PM

It's time for publicly traded companies to disclose their climate risks to investors. Reuters reports:

“Institutional investors and environmental advocates on Thursday urged companies to disclose their risks from the impact of climate change, two years after the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission issued guidelines for firms to do just that.”

“While the SEC guidelines do not force publicly traded corporations to assess such climate-related events as severe storms, droughts, floods and heat waves, some companies have done so anyway.”

“But those disclosures have not been particularly useful, according to Maryland State Treasurer Nancy Kopp.”