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On February 20, 2020, the Financial Reporting Council (“FRC”) announced a shift in their reviews of company and auditor climate change risk disclosures…

February 25, 2020
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On October 8, 2019, the government of Japan hosted the first-ever corporate summit (the “Summit”) in Tokyo to discuss and guide implementation of the Task Force on Climate-Related Financial…

November 25, 2019
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The office of New York Attorney General Letitia James filed a complaint against ExxonMobil (“Exxon”) in October 2018 in New York state court. The case alleges a violation of New York’s Martin Act…

November 18, 2019
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The V&E governance update provides brief summaries on recent developments with respect to corporate governance, compliance and disclosure.

V&E Corporate Governance Update

August 29, 2019
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The V&E governance update provides brief summaries on recent developments with respect to corporate governance, compliance and disclosure.

V&E Corporate Governance Update

April 29, 2019
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Glencore PLC, the British-Swiss multinational trading and mining company, is one of the latest to commit to take steps in line with investor initiative Climate Action 100+.

April 24, 2019
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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.

April 19, 2019
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In this program, V&E climate change, international human rights and governance professionals provided practical guidance for companies facing exponentially growing ESG demands and expectations.
December 12, 2018
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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…

May 8, 2018
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During the 2018 proxy season, the SEC has been taking a more nuanced, company-friendly approach to certain climate change and environmental protection shareholder proposals. Specifically, the…

April 27, 2018
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In response to a shareholder proposal that received a majority vote in 2017, ExxonMobil released Energy & Carbon Summary: Positioning for a Lower-Carbon Energy Future , a report outlining the…

April 10, 2018
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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…

April 9, 2018