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In recent years, the money invested in Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) funds has increased exponentially.
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February 15, 2022
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On December 8, 2021, President Biden signed Executive Order 14057, Catalyzing Clean Energy Industries and Jobs Through Federal Sustainability (“EO 14057”). Below we summarize EO 14057 and call out what matters for business, and what to watch for. EO 14057 makes clear that the federal government intends to use its purchasing power to achieve the overall goal of net-zero emissions by 2050.

December 17, 2021
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On September 22, the SEC’s Division of Corporation Finance issued a sample comment letter (the “Comment Letter”) regarding climate change disclosures.

First Published in CorpGov

September 29, 2021
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In this featured interview, V&E Partner Margaret Peloso, whose practice is built on significant experience in climate change science, talks about how law firms can help clients set their strategies for continued business in a changing environment, especially ahead of forthcoming “ESG” regulations.

September 17, 2021
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Senior Associate, Caitlin Snelson and Nasdaq Global Head of Sustainability, Evan Harvey discuss the financial market’s hottest sector, Sustainable Finance.

Published on Nasdaq

June 23, 2021
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On April 21, 2021, the European Commission adopted a proposal for the Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive (“CSRD”).

June 22, 2021
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Partners Maggie Peloso and Tom Wilson recently sat down to continue the “conVErsation” about the origins of the firm’s Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) Taskforce.

June 17, 2021
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In this primer, we give an introduction to sustainable finance and take an in-depth look at “Green Bonds,” “Green Loans,” and performance-specific sustainability linked debt instruments.

June 1, 2021
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On May 20, 2021, President Biden signed a long-anticipated Executive Order on Climate-Related Financial Risk (the “Executive Order”).

V&E Climate Change Update

May 21, 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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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
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At the Energy Infrastructure Council (“EIC”), a trade association representing traditional and renewable energy infrastructure companies, environmental, social and governance (“ESG”) reporting has become a core part of our mission.

February 9, 2021