In recent public comments, SEC Commissioner Hester Peirce shared her personal concerns regarding the “fuzziness around what ESG means.” The Commissioner noted that often market participants emphasize the importance of ESG; however, they may not articulate their particular areas of focus. She notes that ESG may encompass a broad range of issues, including, but not

Webinar | May 14, 2024
12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. ET
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Please join us via webinar for a panel discussion on the current state of climate change and ESG-related regulations affecting corporate issuers, financial institutions and pension fund investors doing business in Canada and the US. Lawyers from Osler and Mayer Brown will

The SEC’s new climate regulations have sparked legal and legislative challenges. Both the House and Senate are advancing measures to revoke these rules, reflecting a broader effort to counter what is seen by many as regulatory overreach by the SEC under Chair Gary Gensler’s leadership.  Senator Tim Scott (R-S.C.) and Representative Bill Huizenga (R-Mich.) introduced

The SEC today paused implementation of the climate rules the agency rolled out less than one month ago, in the face of significant legal challenges in numerous federal lawsuits.  The rules would impose substantial disclosure mandates on companies, including concerning the costs of extreme weather events, corporate strategies for addressing climate change, corporate governance procedures

Climate disclosure regulations are among the most significant and complex challenges faced by companies and boards, with a variety of requirements emanating from numerous governmental authorities and non-governmental organizations (NGOs) in recent years. Mayer Brown lawyers from around the world produced a White Paper on Global Climate Change Disclosure Initiatives and Board Corporate Governance Considerations

All across the world, climate disclosure regulations are among the most significant and complex challenges faced by companies and boards, with a variety of requirements emanating this past year from numerous governmental authorities and non-governmental organizations.

At Mayer Brown, I had the honor of leading a group of 21 partners from across 14 of the

Lawrence A. Cunningham & Bill Hayes

The SEC’s climate disclosure rule will have obvious and enormous impacts on company disclosure teams, including lawyers, accountants, and compliance personnel. What about boards of directors?  The Editor of Directors & Boards magazine, Bill Hayes, recently opened that topic with Mayer Brown’s Lawrence Cunningham, who has been closely involved

April 3, 2024 Webinar
1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. EST
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After much anticipation, on March 6, 2024, the US Securities and Exchange Commission voted to adopt final rules that require reporting by public companies of climate change-related disclosure. While the final rules differ from the SEC’s controversial proposed rules in significant ways

The Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) has adopted new rules that require public companies to disclose substantial information about the material impacts of climate-related risks on their business, financial condition, and governance (the “Final Rules”).  The SEC says that “climate-related risks, their impacts, and a public company’s response to those risks can significantly affect