ESG

PFAS and Environmental Justice Cross Paths Again

PFAS and Environmental Justice Cross Paths Again

Recently, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) issued a report detailing its findings with respect to PFAS and environmental justice community impacts. The GAO utilized data from six states (Illinois, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, Ohio and Vermont)...

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ESG Climate Lawsuit Allowed To Proceed In MA

ESG Climate Lawsuit Allowed To Proceed In MA

On May 20, 2022, the Massachusetts Supreme Court upheld a Massachusetts state court decision to allow an ESG climate lawsuit to proceed against ExxonMobile (Exxon) by the Commonwealth's Attorney General. While the issue addressed by the state's Supreme Court was...

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McDonald’s ESG Board Battle Ends…For Now

McDonald’s ESG Board Battle Ends…For Now

Last week, McDonald's scored a victory in a months long battle over the makeup of its Board of Directors that brought McDonald's environmental, social and governance (ESG) practices directly into the spotlight. At issue was McDonald's alleged mistreatment of pigs in...

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SEC Anti-Greenwashing Rules Approved At Hearing

SEC Anti-Greenwashing Rules Approved At Hearing

On the heels of the Securities and Exchange Commission's ESG Task Force settlement order of $1.5 million with BNY Mellon Investment Advisor, Inc., the SEC on May 25, 2022, approved two significant proposals that would increase the disclosure requirements for funds and...

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SEC ESG Changes: What Companies Can Do To Prepare

SEC ESG Changes: What Companies Can Do To Prepare

On March 21, 2022, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) voted to advance a set of proposed rules for climate-relate disclosure statements for all SEC-registered companies. Details on the SEC ESG changes were the subject of one of our prior articles. The SEC...

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SEC Targeting ESG Investing In 2022

SEC Targeting ESG Investing In 2022

On March 30, 2022, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) released its 2022 Examination Priorities report. In the report, the SEC announced the areas for the year that it intends to focus considerable effort, which included Environmental, Social and Governance...

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