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Heading towards ESG class actions

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For more than twenty years, the European Union (EU) witnessed the development of collective redress mechanisms to address mass claims situations. To ensure the proper implementation of these mechanisms in the Member States,...more

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Keeping up with ESG reporting rules

CEP Magazine (June 2022) - If you’re even remotely new to environmental, social, and governance (ESG) reporting and disclosures, your head might be spinning in your attempt to figure out which set(s) of rules you need to...more

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[Webinar] Why effective ESG starts with Governance - July 13th, 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm BST

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The current approach to Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) within firms (and regulators) is very much focused on ‘E’ with some consideration of ‘S’. ‘G’ comes a distant third; often overlooked with severe...more

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ESG Regulation Monthly Round-Up - June 2022

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Welcome to June’s edition of the ESG Regulation Monthly Round-Up. Once again, it’s been a busy month on the SFDR and Taxonomy front following the publication of the European Supervisory Authorities (“ESAs”) clarifications on...more

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Eliminating Significant Gotchas: Sustainability Report Edition

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For many companies, summer is the time when they prepare and publish Sustainability Reports, which report on efforts with respect to environmental, social, and governance initiatives. Other companies may have already...more

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EU Co-Legislators Reached Political Agreement on the Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive

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INTRODUCTION - On 21 June 2022, the European Parliament (Parliament) and the Council of the European Union (Council) reached a provisional political agreement on the Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive (CSRD)....more

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Practical guidance on avoiding "greenwashing" – an Australian response

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In June 2022, the Australian Securities and Investment Commission (ASIC) released guidance (INFO 271) for entities offering sustainability-related financial products to avoid making misrepresentations in promotional material,...more

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The JSE Continues its Trend to “Go Green”

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The Financial Sector Conduct Authority (the "FSCA") has approved amendments to the JSE Debt Listing Requirements (the "Requirements") so as to introduce a new issuance platform stemming from the JSE – known as the "Transition...more

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Will U.S. companies face ESG reporting requirements in the EU?

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Some U.S. companies may well have to report on ESG—even if the SEC takes no action on climate or other ESG disclosure proposals! How’s that? According to this press release from the Council of the European Union, the...more

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Navigating the Shifting ESG Landscape and Its Impacts on Value Chains

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Companies should be prepared for increasing demand to factor ESG into their value chains as well as new mandates from government authorities. Latham & Watkins is pleased to introduce a series of Clients Alerts on ESG and...more

Shearman & Sterling LLP

A Deeper Look at the Global Framework Principles for Decarbonizing Heavy Industry

During the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, many corporations, governments and non-governmental organizations began formulating their post-pandemic sustainability-focused economic recovery plans, eager to capitalize on the...more

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European Parliament and Council Reach Political Agreement on CSRD

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The Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive expands the existing sustainability reporting requirements and brings more companies under its scope. On 21 June 2022, the European Parliament and European Council reached...more

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Your Questions, Answered Pt. 1: ESG Standards – The Road Ahead

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Recently, NAVEX hosted the webinar, “ESG Standards: The Road Ahead”, where ESG experts discussed what organizations should prepare for when standardized disclosure takes effect. This post is the first installment dedicated to...more

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SEC Proposes Additional ESG Disclosure Requirements for Regulated Funds and Related Expansion of Investment Company Act "Names...

Key Points - - The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) recently proposed two sets of rule amendments impacting BDCs and registered investment companies that utilize Environmental, Social, or Governance (ESG) factors...more

Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg LLP

It Ain’t Easy Being Green: Raising Funds in the Age of Decarbonization and Electrification

Any fund manager that has raised capital in the last 10 years will tell you that environmental, social and governance (ESG) principles have gained increased prominence with investors globally. But has ESG given rise to a new...more

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ESG Disclosure Trends in SEC Filings - Annual Survey 2022

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The regulatory landscape for ESG disclosure by U.S. public companies faces potentially dramatic changes, with the Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC") proposing rules that would mandate comprehensive climate change...more

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ESG Issues and Opportunities Arise as Companies and Asset Managers Hone in on Blockchain-Based Technology Investments

Beyond the wider adoption of cryptocurrencies by consumers in recent years, companies and organizations have also shown increased interest in crypto-assets in the past year. A myriad of industries, from sports to fashion to...more

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How European and global sustainability standards for corporate reporting can and will converge

The drive for global sustainability standards for corporate reporting remains strong, even as full convergence remains elusive...more

Thomson Reuters Regulatory Intelligence and...

The ESG potential of Islamic finance

Financial service firms wishing to burnish their ESG offerings and promote sustainability with their clients may want to look into Islamic finance opportunities It is fair to say that the internationally agreed shift towards...more

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China to Introduce Its First ESG Disclosure Standard

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The move follows a number of similar standards that regulators and governments across the globe have proposed. With effect from 1 June 2022, the Guidance for Enterprise ESG Disclosure (the Guidance), published by...more

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Environmental, Social & Governance Disclosure Adoption – What Can We Learn from the EU?

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EU Disclosure Requirements - The European Union has emerged as a leader in ESG with its Non-Financial Reporting Directive (NFRD) dating back to 2014. When the NFRD was passed, large European businesses were asked to...more

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ISS Releases 2021 Climate & Voting Review and Global Trends Report

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In recent years, there has been a distinct increase in climate-related shareholder activism with shareholder proposals and other initiatives on climate-related topics becoming prominent world-wide. On May 12, 2022,...more

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ESG Securitisation Continues to Develop in the European Union

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ESG securitisation has the potential to play a key role in achieving sustainable finance objectives in the European Union. There have been a number of regulatory developments and other advances in this area, including the...more

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Cannabis Mid-Year Update 2022

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Well into the third year of the global pandemic, with record inflation and the uncertain outcomes of geopolitical issues roiling global markets, the cannabis industry has nevertheless continued upon a similar path as recent...more

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Securities and Exchange Commission's Environmental, Social and Governance Factors

On May 25, 2022, the Securities and Exchange Commission (Commission) announced a proposal to enhance disclosures by certain investment advisers and investment companies regarding Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG)...more

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