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Recent Developments in Shareholder Derivative Litigation Concerning Diversity in Corporate Leadership

USA - July 22 2021 A number of shareholder derivative lawsuits in federal court have been filed seeking to hold directors and officers of major companies accountable for…

James P. Dougherty, Mahesh V. Parlikad, Martin L. Schmelkin, Randi C. Lesnick, Yvette McGee Brown.

European Large Asset Managers Now Unable to Opt Out of Article 4 SFDR

European Union - June 14 2021 After June 30, 2021, large asset managers will no longer have the option to "explain" noncompliance with Article 4 of EU Regulation (EU) 2019/2088 on…

Aidan Lawes, Jean-Guillaume de Tocqueville, Michael R. Fischer, Patrizia Gioiosa, Philippe Goutay.

Climate Change Litigation Bombshell: Dutch Lower Court Orders Royal Dutch Shell to Reduce CO2 Emissions

Netherlands - June 14 2021 On May 26, 2021, The Hague District Court ("Court") issued a ruling ordering Royal Dutch Shell Plc ("RDS"), the parent company of the Shell group with…

Coen E. Drion, Françoise S. Labrousse, Gerjanne te Winkel, Jeffrey A. Schlegel, Rick Van'T Hullenaar.

"Caging the Green Swan"—A Global Take on ESG Risk Management

Global - June 2 2021 Intensifying demands from regulators, investors, and the public for attention to environmental, social, and governance ("ESG") considerations presents…

Alban Caillemer du Ferrage, Alexander V. Maugeri, Françoise S. Labrousse, Leah Ratcliff, Martin Schulte.

JONES DAY TALKS®: European Central Bank’s Climate Center and Investment Plans Focus on Sustainability

European Union - April 30 2021 The European Central Bank's decision to establish a Climate Change Center and invest in a green bond fund launched by the Bank for International…

Michael R. Fischer.