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ESG Disclosure: Evaluating SEC’s Peirce and IOSCO’s Comments (Part 2 of 2)

Welcome back. In our most recent post, we looked into Hester Peirce’s recent comments about IOSCO’s call to action for more ESG reporting. This ‘Part 2’ blog will dive deep into some evidence about this topic. A study from Sustainalytics took a sample of 231 M&As; within that sample “ESG…

ESG Disclosure: Evaluating SEC’s Peirce and IOSCO’s Comments (Part 1 of 2)

It is no secret that ESG has been a substantial investing theme in recent years. There continues to be added pressure for increased ESG disclosure and ESG standards development. This year, the International Organization of Security Commissions (IOSCO) has outlined the importance of added ESG disclosure. However, one SEC commissioner,…

Driving Revenue Growth Through Sustainable Products and Services

A corporate sustainability program can be more than just a commitment to adhering to the best environmental, social, and governance (ESG) standards in the field; it can drive innovation and be a key element of a company’s growth strategy. As corporate sustainability practices evolve and mature from isolated initiatives focused…

Investment Industry Continues to Focus on Sustainability at Second Annual SILC Conference in New York

New York, NY (September 14, 2016) – The second annual Sustainability Investment Leadership Conference (SILC) will take place in New York on Wednesday, May 17, 2017. Adam Weinstein, President of the New York Hedge Fund Roundtable (NYHFR), a non-profit organization focused on promoting ethics and best practices within the alternative…

Trustlaw Training

Join the TrustLaw team and social innovation experts for practical legal training on social enterprise and impact investing in San Francisco on 13 September 2016. The course will explore key legal issues and trends in the burgeoning social innovation space and provide lawyers and professionals in the sector with the…

Hedge Fund Industry Embraces Merits of Sustainability Reporting

Sustainability reporting is rapidly moving from a niche issue focused on by a handful of companies to one of global importance. Amidst growing worldwide concerns about the environmental, social and governance impact that businesses contend with internally and the impact their activities have on their stakeholders, institutional investors are putting…

Sustainability disclosure Getting ahead of the curve

Sustainability reporting has traditionally been voluntary in the United States for the most part. However, heightened regulatory and legal scrutiny, along with other market developments, indicates that the transparency and accuracy of sustainability reporting is increasingly important.

Business and society in the coming decades

In the long term, corporate and societal interests converge. Walmart CEO Doug McMillon and SVP of sustainability Kathleen McLaughlin argue companies have an opportunity to use their scale and expertise to reshape global systems and mitigate complex problems.

Sustainability Reporting: The Lawyer’s Response

With ever-increasing frequency, clients are seeking advice about reporting and communication on sustainability issues. “What are we legally required to communicate?” “What are we permitted to communicate?” “What can or should we say to stay competitive and protect business relationships, profitability, and our social license to operate?” “What standards should…

Driving Revenue Growth Through Sustainable Products and Services

A corporate sustainability program can be more than just a commitment to adhering to the best environmental, social, and governance (ESG) standards in the field; it can drive innovation and be a key element of a company’s growth strategy. As corporate sustainability practices evolve and mature from isolated initiatives focused…

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