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Trust and Integrity – Bedrock of Corporate Sustainability (Part II of IV)

by Michael Volkov on

Here is another profound grasp of the obvious – all companies need to make a profit. However, as companies begin to focus on long-term performance rather than short-term quarterly objectives, innovative leaders believe...more

Vail Resorts announces sustainability, net zero plan

by PretiFlaherty on

Vail Resorts, Inc. -- the largest ski and mountain resort operator in the world -- has announced a comprehensive sustainability commitment that calls for "zero net emissions by 2030, zero waste to landfill by 2030 and zero...more

Sustainability Reporting After the Paris Climate Accord

It’s fair to say that President Trump’s June 1 announcement that the U.S. will withdraw from the Paris climate accord has been widely reported. It’s also fair to say that the announcement triggered a host of passionate...more

The European Commission Places Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) Issues Centre Stage

by Latham & Watkins LLP on

The European Commission has recently published plans to integrate sustainability considerations into decisions made by investors within the EU. More specifically, the EU is looking to spell out in legislation, that the...more

Sustainable Loans - Breaking the Mould for Sustainable Investment

by Latham & Watkins LLP on

Royal Philips, a health technology company, has recently agreed to an innovative revolving credit facility agreement with a margin linked to the company’s year-on-year sustainability performance improvement. The agreement was...more

Sustainable Development Update - August 2016 #5

by Allen Matkins on

Sustainable Development Focus - More electric cars, more solar power expected as state struggles to reach tough new climate standards - San Jose Mercury News - Aug 28 - Under a landmark bill sent to Governor...more

Sustainability Reporting Gains Momentum

A couple of years ago I suggested that companies should consider adding new, or enhancing their existing, sustainability disclosures. The trend toward sustainability (frequently known as “ESG” for environmental, social and...more

Sustainable Development Update - May 2016

by Allen Matkins on

Sustainable Development Focus - Sustainability measures pay off says Morgan Stanley report - The Registry - May 5 - Investors looking for opportunities to potentially increase returns by integrating...more

Your daily dose of financial news The Brief – 5.10.16

by Robins Kaplan LLP on

Big news out of the online lending space, as Lending Club’s chair and CEO—Renaud Laplanche—has resigned after an internal review “showed a violation of the company’s business practices” related to sales of $22 million in...more

Five on Friday – Five Recent Developments that We’ve Been Watching Closely - April 2016

It’s Friday and time for another overview of developments in the field of business and human rights that we’ve been monitoring. This week’s post includes: the first reports published pursuant to the requirements of the...more

Five on Monday – Five Recent Developments that We’ve Been Watching Closely

Time for another overview of developments in the field of business and human rights that we’ve been monitoring. This past week’s post includes: Apple’s refusal to comply with a federal court order; a new report...more

Latin American Environmental Regulatory Tracker

by Beveridge & Diamond PC on

After a fall busy with climate change initiatives in advance of the Paris negotiations, recent proposals reflect a resurgence of waste and product take-back initiatives. Key among these are the repeal and revision of Peru’s...more

Recent Dodd-Frank diversity and inclusion standards developments

by Ballard Spahr LLP on

Regulated entities should be aware of two recent developments concerning the final diversity and inclusion standards issued this summer under Dodd-Frank Section 342 by the CFPB, OCC, Fed, FDIC, NCUA and SEC. Given that the...more

A Spotlight On Benefit Corporations

Benefit Corporations and other impact-driven corporate entities, such as Delaware Public Benefit Corporations and California Social Purpose Corporations, are proliferating at a healthy pace. More than 30 states have enacted...more

German Market Toolkit

by DLA Piper on

An increasing number of leases contain individual “green” clauses or a “green” annex which are aimed at making the fit-out, management and use of the relevant building sustainable (“Green Lease”). Currently, Green Leases...more

Proxy Access In The 2015 Season

by Latham & Watkins LLP on

Rhonda Brauer is a senior managing director of corporate governance at Georgeson Inc. where she helps companies enhance their shareholder communications and analyze their governance practices. She recently joined Latham &...more

The Legal Risks Associated with Corporate Sustainability Reporting

by Latham & Watkins LLP on

Investors, consumers and other stakeholder groups are driving a growing demand for companies to disclose more information about their environmental, social and governance (ESG) and sustainability practices. Many companies are...more

Emerging Sustainability Reporting Standards

Whether they call it ESG (environment, social responsibility and governance), CR (corporate responsibility), sustainability or something else, more and more companies are choosing to voluntarily disclose their efforts and...more

Sustainability Reporting–Something to Consider

It’s common knowledge that investors, analysts and other stakeholders view certain non-financial information as increasingly important indicators of a company’s long-term value. This information tends to be grouped into three...more

Sustainability Reporting Standards for the Automotive Industry

by Foley & Lardner LLP on

The Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB), a non-profit organization incorporated in 2011, was formed to provide investors and the general public with decision-useful information to assess sustainability issues of...more

SGR Reform—Improved Outlook for Congressional Action This Year?

by Mintz Levin on

What is the SGR? The Sustainable Growth Rate (SGR) formula was enacted in 1992 as a statutory means of controlling Medicare spending by calculating annual updates to the Medicare physician fee schedule. The fee...more

EP III: an open pit for finance? The impact of the Equator Principles on the industry’s environmental and social performance

by White & Case LLP on

The Equator Principles (EP) is a risk management framework, adopted by financial institutions, for determining, assessing and managing environmental and social risk. EP applies globally to all industry sectors and covers...more

Accounting for Sustainability

by Morrison & Foerster LLP on

A number of U.S. states have created new corporate forms that let companies focus on sustainability and other social goals, as well as shareholder value. Now, we are seeing the “logical next step” in corporate sustainability,...more

Episode 101 – Bill Acevedo Discusses Running the Sustainable Business Practice Group August 1, 2013

In Episode 101 of The Wendel Forum (originally aired on June 29, 2013, on 960 KNEW AM radio), show moderator Dick Lyons, co-host of The Wendel Forum and co-founder of Wendel Rosen’s sustainable business practice group,...more

Episode 100 – Dick Lyons Discusses His Work with Sustainable Businesses July 3, 2013

In Episode 100 of The Wendel Forum (originally aired on June 22, 2013, on 960 KNEW AM radio), show moderator Bill Acevedo, chair of Wendel Rosen’s sustainable business practice group, welcomes Dick Lyons, co-host of the...more

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