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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Greenwashing: Key Drivers, Risks, Enforcement, and Litigation
LIDW23 member-hosted event provided insights into current and future trends in the greenwashing space.
UK Announces Updates to Green Finance Strategy
The government published a new document outlining its existing and proposed objectives to develop the UK’s sustainable economy.
Malaysia to Launch ESG Framework in 2023
The government has announced the launch of ESG standards to help companies transition to renewable energy.
TNFD Releases Fourth (and Final) Beta Version of Disclosure Framework
The fourth beta version establishes draft disclosure metrics as well as biome and sector guidance — with final TNFD recommendations due in September 2023.
Renewable Energy Projects Face Potential Headwinds in Texas
Proposed legislation would impose new constraints and regulatory obstacles for renewable energy, as conservative responses to ESG-related initiatives continue to morph across the US.
Investing in UK CCUS Projects — Opportunities and Challenges
With the recent UK “Green Day” announcements confirming the government’s support for CCUS, interest in UK CCUS projects is expected to continue to grow. While there are significant opportunities for investors, careful consideration will be needed to navigate a number of industry specific issues to achieve a successful CCUS project.
WBSCD Publishes New Guidance on Avoided Emissions to Incentivise Shift to Net Zero
The guidance, published by a key entity behind the Greenhouse Gas Protocol, provides information on reporting of avoided emissions, and eligibility criteria for companies.
Mexico’s New Sustainable Taxonomy — Voluntary for Now, but Designed to Expand
The country’s financial authorities may evaluate potential regulatory efforts in conjunction with the Taxonomy following its rollout.
UK “Green Day” — Key Policy Measures Announced to Fuel Investment in Green Energy and Achieve Net Zero
The UK government has unveiled a number of measures with the overall purpose of reaching net zero by 2050 and meeting the UK’s climate targets.
European Commission Adopts Proposal to Promote Repair of Goods
As part of the European Green Deal ambitions, the proposal encourages sustainable consumption through additional incentives to repair products to reduce waste and emissions.
European Commission Proposes Net Zero Industry Act and Critical Raw Materials Act
The proposals form part of the Green Deal Industrial Plan and aim to scale up technology and materials for the energy transition.
FCA Seeks Improvements to ESG Benchmarks
The regulator is concerned that ESG-related disclosures are not meeting expectations.
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Triple Net REITs Should Amend Leases in Order to Collect Scope 3 Emissions Data
ESG Global Co-Chair Betty Huber, in conversation with Matt Bechard of Nareit at its REITwise: 2023 Law, Accounting & Finance Conference, explains how real estate investment trusts can prepare for climate disclosure to the US Securities and Exchange Commission to remain compliant with greenhouse gas reporting, including scope 3 emissions from a company’s supply chain or value chain.