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UK Government Releases Roadmap to Sustainable Investing

The roadmap introduces sustainability disclosure requirements for UK companies and reveals further developments in relation to a UK Green Taxonomy. By David Berman, Paul A. Davies, Nicola Higgs, Michael D. Green, Anne Mainwaring, and James Bee On 18 October 2021, the UK government released a report titled “Greening Finance: Roadmap to Sustainable Investing” (the Roadmap), which is intended to encourage UK businesses and … Continue Reading

US Department of Labor Puts ESG Investing Back on the Menu

A new proposal would amend changes made to ERISA less than a year ago that have proved to be detrimental to ESG investing. By Jean-Philippe Brisson, Paul A. Davies, Nicola Higgs, Malorie R. Medellin, and Deric Behar In a sweeping reversal of Trump-era policies, the US Department of Labor (DOL) has issued a proposed rule, … Continue Reading

UK Announces Climate Focused Financial Services Regime

The UK Government presents initiatives designed to green the UK economy and bolster attractiveness as an international financial centre. By Paul A. Davies and Michael D. Green On 9 November 2020, Rishi Sunak, Chancellor of the Exchequer, announced several initiatives designed to help the UK tackle climate change, while maintaining its position as an “open, … Continue Reading

US Department of Labor Puts ESG Investing on Ice

In its finalized rule amending ERISA, the DOL makes financial factors paramount in a fiduciary’s responsibility to investors. By Paul A. Davies, Nicola Higgs, Kristina S. Wyatt, and Deric Behar On October 30, 2020, the US Department of Labor (DOL) published Financial Factors in Selecting Plan Investments (the Rule) and a related Fact Sheet, a … Continue Reading
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