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Fools rush in: social and environmental due diligence in Burma

  • Foley Hoag LLP
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  • USA
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  • April 4 2012

Following the success of Daw Aung San Suu Kyi and her National League for Democracy (“NLD”) party at the polls and today's announcement that the United States will soon lift some of its sanctions against Burma, companies are closely scrutinizing the possibility of conducting business in the long-isolated country

Board oversight of CSR & the role of the CSR committee

  • Foley Hoag LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • March 11 2013

Shareholders increasingly expect boards of directors to exercise greater oversight over the social and environmental impacts of corporate activities

The Carbon Disclosure Project 2011: big business finds big returns in managing carbon

  • Foley Hoag LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • September 16 2011

In the Carbon Disclosure Project's 2011 analysis of the largest 500 companies, the Global 500, there is a very interesting statistical trend -- the companies who were the most strategically focused on accelerating low-carbon growth had returns from January 2005 to May 2011 that doubled the Global 500 as a whole, with returns totaling over 85, compared to the 42.7 returns for the index

SEC reverses Bush policy on climate risk in shareholder resolutions

  • Foley Hoag LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • October 28 2009

The US Securities and Exchange Commission released a staff bulletin yesterday that reverses a Bush administration policy that excluded shareholder resolutions which asked companies to disclose their climate-related financial exposure

Shareholder engagement and constructive dialogue on human rights

  • Foley Hoag LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • March 18 2011

Institutional Shareholder Services ("ISS") recently released a report on engagement between investors and public corporations in the United States that included the finding that this "engagement is expanding beyond financial and strategic issues and 'traditional' governance topics to include more environmental and social issues."

The 2012 IFC performance standard on indigenous peoples: what's the fuss?

  • Foley Hoag LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • February 9 2012

The new IFC Environmental and Social Performance Standards -- in particular, Performance Standard 7 on indigenous peoples -- present a range of management and operational challenges for certain companies