ESG Resource Center
Insights and analyses to help businesses navigate the multidimensional environmental, social, and governance landscape.
Private Capital Insights – Fund Finance
Chapter in the latest Private Capital Insights report notes the emergence of energy transition funds, ESG-linked fund finance facilities, and continued importance of NAV facilities.Read More
Five Questions for Avoiding Greenwashing
Latham & Watkins' Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) practice Co-Chair Sarah Fortt poses and answers five key questions for organizations to avoid greenwashing.Read More
US Government Proposes Climate-Related Requirements for Government Contractors
Major federal suppliers would need to perform certain climate-related actions, resulting in potential knock-on implications, expectations, and risks.Read More
How to Navigate the SEC’s New Clawback Rules
The rules direct stock exchanges to require issuers that are publicly listed in the US to adopt clawback policies for the mandatory recovery of erroneously awarded incentive compensation.Read More
Voluntary ESG “Materiality” Assessments — Legal Considerations and Dos and Don’ts
Client Alert probes the ESG “materiality assessment” process, why it is a misnomer, when and how the assessment can be conducted, and legal and practical tips for conducting the assessment.Read More
The Draft RTS on ESG disclosures for STS securitisations: a hit or a miss?
Draft technical standards concerning sustainability disclosures aim to make STS securitisations more appealing from an ESG investment perspective.Read More
Culture – A Practical Framework for Sustainable Change
Innovative resource guides organizations around the world on their approach to cultural progression.
WORD OF THE DAY® – Debt for Nature Swap
Partner Alexandra E. Hagelüken explains the term Debt for Nature Swap from the Book of Jargon® – Environmental, Social & Governance.
WORD OF THE DAY® – Shared Value
Partner Charles Ruck explains the term Shared Value from the Book of Jargon® – Environmental, Social & Governance.
WORD OF THE DAY® – Sequestration
Partner Stacey VanBelleghem explains the term Sequestration from the Book of Jargon® – Environmental, Social & Governance.
2023 Proxy Season: Considerations for Your Proxy Statement and Preparing for Your Annual Meeting
Latham and Georgeson join together to discuss what public companies and their advisors should know, and be doing now, as they enter the 2023 proxy season. MCLE credit offered.
Mission Emissions: Tackling the Complexities of Reporting GHG Emissions
ESG Global Co-Chair Sarah Fortt and experts from PwC and Langan help companies tackle the complexities of reporting greenhouse gas emissions. MCLE credit offered.
2023 Proxy Season: Strategically Preparing for the Upcoming Season
Latham and Georgeson discuss what public companies and their advisors should know, and be doing now, as we entry the 2023 proxy season. MCLE credit offered.
The Healing Mission: How ESG is Evolving in Healthcare & Life Sciences
Partners Sarah Fortt and Brian Cuneo discuss with Accenture, Amgen, and Aspiration how healthcare and life sciences companies are navigating the ESG regulatory landscape.
New Energies: Demystifying CCUS
Latham lawyers discuss the role of carbon capture, utilization and storage (CCUS) in the energy transition and how businesses are navigating this pace. MCLE credit offered.
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From Our Blogs
Can Forced-Labour Goods Trigger UK Money Laundering Violations?
A court recently found that UK authorities did not fetter their discretion by not investigating general cotton imports potentially produced by the forced labour of Uyghur people in China.
DP 23/1: FCA Publishes Discussion Paper on Sustainability-Related Governance, Incentives, and Competence
The discussion paper aims to encourage industry-wide dialogue on sustainability related-governance, incentives, and competence.
European Commission Releases Communication on the Green Deal Industrial Plan
The Plan aims to “simplify, accelerate and align incentives to preserve the competitiveness and attractiveness of the EU as an investment location for the net-zero industry”.
Anticipated Changes to FTC Green Guides Portend New Areas of Potential Litigation
Companies interested in the scope of environmental marketing claims and mitigating potential litigation risks should act fast as the window for comments is closing soon.
NYDFS Proposes Guidance on Climate Change Risk Management
The Guidance would increase expectations for regulated financial institutions to identify, measure, monitor, and control climate-related financial risks.
Updated Timeline for ESG-Related Actions From SEC Under RegFlex Agenda
Agenda includes several updates to the Securities and Exchange Commission’s plans for various ESG-related actions.
Addressing the Evolving Landscape of ESG
Latham’s Global Co-Chair of the Financial Institutions Industry Group, Nicola Higgs, sits down with Lucy McNulty, host of the Following the Rules podcast, to discuss how financial services firms should adapt to the constant evolution of ESG requirements.
Federal Reserve Proposes Climate Risk Guidance for Large Financial Institutions
The guiding principles are similar to related proposals from other banking regulators, but will require further clarification through the comment process.
European Council Adopts Negotiating Position on Corporate Sustainability Due Diligence Directive
The Council’s position includes a number of differences from the European Commission’s original proposal, including in relation to the requirement to diligence the broader value chain.