On March 10, 2021, the UK government concluded its public consultation on climate risk regulations under the Pension Schemes Act 2021. The government is now analyzing public feedback and preparing consultation conclusions.

In a new podcast, Mayer Brown Counsel Beth Brown provides background on the Pension Schemes Act 2021 and outlines the regulations in the

On March 25, 2021, the New York Department of Financial Services (NYDFS) issued for public comment “Proposed Guidance for New York Domestic Insurers on Managing the Financial Risks of Climate Change” (Guidance). Comments must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. EDT on Wednesday, June 23, 2021, and must be made

In another step toward the integration of climate factors into the US corporate disclosure landscape, Acting Chair of the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), Allison Herren Lee, issued a request for public input on climate change disclosures on March 15, 2021.

The request seeks input relating to 15 climate-related disclosure topics, including:

On March 1, 2021, the European Banking Authority (EBA) released its consultation regarding draft technical standards for Pillar 3 disclosures of ESG risks, including reporting templates and instructions.

The European Union’s Capital Requirements Regulation (EU) No. 575/2013 (CRR) includes under Article 449a the requirement to disclose prudential information on ESG

The drive towards sustainable change looks set to continue in 2021, with climate change issues continuing to receive attention from ESG-minded businesses and governmental bodies. The legal community is likewise keen on reducing the environmental impact of dispute resolution activities, in particular, in the (previously) jet-setting world of international arbitrations.

One such initiative is the Campaign for Greener Arbitrations which aims to significantly reduce the carbon footprint of the arbitration industry. In this Blog Post, read about the proposed framework and six protocols for greener arbitrations that are currently in public consultation and how these might feature in arbitration proceedings in the near future.


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The UK’s Pension Schemes Act 2021 recently received Royal Assent on February 11, 2021. The Act addresses a range of initiatives intended to strengthen protections for pension scheme members, including a framework for new climate risk-related governance and reporting requirements for trustees of larger pension schemes.

The government is currently consulting on the details of

On January 28, 2021, Singapore’s Green Finance Industry Taskforce (GFIT) launched a consultation on a proposed taxonomy (the “Taxonomy“) for financial institutions to identify green and transitional activities. The Taxonomy is intended to provide a common framework for classification upon which financial products and services can be built and combat greenwashing by setting out definitive criteria for greenness in Singapore.

The Taxonomy consultation builds upon Singapore’s exemplary efforts to regulate and develop its green finance markets, including the Monetary Authority of Singapore’s recently issued Environmental Risk Guidelines for asset managers, banks and insurers, which we discuss in our Legal Update at MayerBrown.com.

In this Blog Post, we discuss the Taxonomy and steps that other jurisdictions in Asia have taken to implement their own green taxonomies.


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