Securities and Exchange Commission

On February 24, 2021, Acting Chair of the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), Allison Herren Lee, announced that the agency will focus on public companies’ climate change disclosures as part of an effort to both assess current compliance with federal securities laws and develop new disclosure requirements for climate change.

Specifically, she

On February 1, 2021, the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) announced the appointment of the regulator’s first dedicated ESG policy advisor. This significant development for ESG regulation in the United States follows President Biden’s nomination of Marty Walsh as Secretary of Labor, as well as his appointment of Brian Deese as the head of the National Economic Council—both noteworthy for their ESG-related expertise in the public and private sectors, respectively.

In this Blog Post, we discuss these developments and what they could mean for the future of ESG regulation in the United States.Continue Reading ESG Expertise Grows in the US Government: A Sign of Things to Come?

On December 16, 2020, the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), by a 3-2 vote, adopted final rules requiring annual disclosure on Form SD of payments by SEC reporting companies engaged in the commercial development of oil, natural gas or minerals (resource extraction issuers) to certain governmental entities. The new rules should combat