V&E’s Environmental, Social, Governance (ESG) team is dedicated to helping companies proactively understand and manage ESG risk factors within their supply chains. By equipping our clients with the right resources, we believe we can help organizations build long-term ESG strategies and an empowered message to investors and stakeholders. Covering a range of topics from sustainability, climate change, corporate social responsibility, human rights, cybersecurity, investor relations, and more, our ESG practitioners are committed to narrowing the scope of this area into practical, legal guidance for companies working to better understand ESG.
On April 12, 2019, S&P Global Ratings (S&P) announced the launch of “ESG Evaluation,” a new benchmark designed to evaluate environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors.
V&E climate change, international human rights and governance professionals provide practical guidance for companies facing exponentially growing ESG demands and expectations.
This program breaks down recent developments, and helps listeners identify key areas of risk and liability, develop and implement a compliant information security program, prepare for any cyber-event, and communicate their risks and readiness with key stakeholders.
A major challenge for corporate executives today is the rising tide of Environment, Social, and Governance (ESG) investing. Unlike most tides, ESG does not appear to be receding.
EEI’s member companies are leading the transformation to a lower-carbon economy through major capital investments in cleaner energy and smarter energy infrastructure.
A once niche approach to investing has gone increasingly mainstream: Many investors are weighing environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors as they evaluate public companies.
On March 9, 2018, UBS filed a Form 6-K with the SEC enclosing its EU-required corporate sustainability report. This filing marks a significant moment in the rapidly changing world of environmental, social, and governance (“ESG”) disclosures as it effectively declares climate and sustainability reporting to be material.
ESG reporting has been carried out for years in a variety of voluntary forums. However, we are now entering a new era where investors are demanding more information on climate and environmental risks, and the lines between financial and non-financial information are becoming blurred.
“To prosper over time, every company must not only deliver financial performance, but also show how it makes a positive contribution to society. Companies must benefit all of their stakeholders, including shareholders, employees, customers, and the communitiesin which they operate.”
A well-worn stereotype portrays American corporations and particularly the energy industry as ambivalent at best about the environment.
This webinar reviewed the major legal risks of under- and over-reporting and discussed how companies can mitigate these risks
Over the last several years, several countries have taken steps to encourage and, to a lesser degree, compel businesses to deal with human rights and environmental issues within their own organizations and in their supply chains.
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