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SEC To Increase Focus on Climate-Related Disclosures

Global, USA - March 8 2021 In a public statement issued on February 24, 2021, Acting Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC") Chair Allison Herren Lee announced that she is…

Ashar Qureshi, Lee T. Barnum, Mary Beth Houlihan (Phipps).

SEC Investor Advisory Committee Recommends SEC Address ESG Disclosure

USA - June 30 2020 For years, investors have pushed for increased mandatory disclosure by corporate issuers of environmental, social, and governance ("ESG") information…

Lee T. Barnum.

New ICMA Guidance on Sustainability-Linked Bonds

USA - June 30 2020 On June 9, 2020, the International Capital Market Association published the Sustainability-Linked Bond Principles (the "SLBP"), setting out a core…

Taylor Souter.

Business Reopenings: Updated Guidance and FAQs

USA - June 1 2020 As we have discussed in previous memoranda, there is a patchwork of federal, state and local orders and recommendations relating to the reopening of…

Amir R. Ghavi, Gail Weinstein, Jason L. Greenberg, Jennifer A. Yashar, Joshua D. Roth, Steven M. Witzel.

What’s in a Fund Labelled “ESG”? The SEC Seeks Comment on the Application of the Names Rule to ESG Funds

USA - April 24 2020 In recent years, asset managers have been rushing to meet investor demand for so-called “environmental, social and governance” (“ESG”) or…

Mary Beth Houlihan (Phipps).