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Sustainability-Linked Finance Takes Off in 2020

USA - December 1 2020 A series of recent developments has driven a rapid increase in sustainability-linked loan and bond issuances in a variety of jurisdictions and…

Edward R. Kempson, Michael D. Green, Paul Davies, Roberto L. Reyes Gaskin.

Federal Reserve Recognizes Significance of Climate Risks on Financial Stability

USA - November 30 2020 The US prudential regulator is paying attention to climate risks, and will likely act to mitigate those risks if they threaten financial stability…

Alan W. Avery, Deric M. Behar, Pia Naib.

Changing of the Guard at the SEC Heralds New Day for ESG Disclosure Rules

Global, USA - November 26 2020 As Chairman Clayton reaches the end of his tenure, Commissioners Lee and Crenshaw continue to push for SEC action on climate change…

Paul Davies, Paul M. Dudek, Ryan J. Maierson.

US Department of Labor Puts ESG Investing on Ice

USA - November 10 2020 In its finalized rule amending ERISA, the DOL makes financial factors paramount in a fiduciary’s responsibility to investors…

Deric M. Behar, Nicola Higgs, Paul Davies.

Challenging Year Highlights Supply Chain Risks

USA - November 9 2020 Companies are under increasing pressure to closely manage their supply chains, including providing more transparency on financing strategies and…

Colleen C. Smith, Paul Davies, Ryan J. Maierson.