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On June 9 and June 10, Sarah Fortt (MACM/AUS) and V&E Partner Lauren Collins will be moderating virtual panels for the WomenCorporateDirectors' 2021 Global Institute event.
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June 9, 2021 - June 11, 2021
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Join the NACD Northern California Chapter for a virtual roundtable on "Climate Disclosure Regulation is Coming: What Steps Should Directors Take Now?"
May 5, 2021
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Partner Devika Kornbacher and counsel Sarah Fortt recently sat down for a “conVErsation” to discuss the origins of the firm’s Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) Taskforce.

April 22, 2021
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On 24 March 2021, the UK government’s Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (“BEIS”) launched a consultation seeking views on its proposals to mandate climate-related financial disclosures by publicly quoted companies and large private companies, banks and insurance companies, and limited liability partnerships (the “Consultation”).

V&E Climate Change Update

April 21, 2021
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On April 9, the Division of Examinations issued a Risk Alert to highlight observations from its recent exams of investment advisers, registered investment companies, and private funds offering ESG products and services.

April 16, 2021
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Lockdowns have fueled a surge in food-delivery businesses, so the initial public offering (“IPO”) of Deliveroo plc (“Deliveroo”) — a UK equivalent to DoorDash Inc. — on the London Stock Exchange was highly anticipated. But on its first day of public trading, Deliveroo’s stock dropped over 25%.

April 14, 2021
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The Fourth National Climate Assessment, issued by the U.S. Global Change Research Program, found that climate change is already having an impact on businesses and communities across the United States.

Published in Harvard Law School Forum on Corporate Governance

April 13, 2021
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On March 31, 2021, President Joe Biden announced the American Jobs Plan (the Plan). The Plan proposes approximately $2 trillion in government funding over the next decade focused on infrastructure, the electric grid, high-speed broadband, climate change, and jobs creation.

V&E American Jobs Plan Update

April 2, 2021
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In the mid-2000s, businesses unleashed “a virtual tsunami of environmental marketing,” responding to increased consumer demand for products and services perceived to be environmentally friendly, or “green.”

March 24, 2021
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ERISA plan fiduciaries may be breathing a small sigh of relief this week after the U.S. Department of Labor (the “DOL”) issued a statement on March 10, 2021, that it would not pursue enforcement actions for violations of two recently published rules related to Environmental, Social, and Governance (“ESG”) investments.

March 17, 2021
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Over the past few weeks, there has been a flurry of SEC ESG-related developments. As we predicted, the current SEC acting chair has wasted no time in indicating that the SEC’s 2010 climate change disclosure guidance is beyond dated.

Published in CorpGov

March 8, 2021