Join us as we explore the complex regulatory landscape surrounding environmental, social, and governance (ESG) investing in the United States.
The ESG regulatory landscape includes oversight from state-level regulators as well as the U.S. Department of Labor and the Securities and Exchange Commission. Federal regulators are active in rulemaking, review, and enforcement, shaping the ESG landscape, and helping institutional investors (including retirement plans and national pension plans), asset managers, and the investment and financial sector. We have presented compliance issues to companies.
Meanwhile, states have expanded their role in enacting ESG laws in recent years. Dozens of states have proposed or enacted state-specific guidance that could significantly impact ESG investment strategies. State-by-state regulatory frameworks vary widely, with some jurisdictions providing strong support for ESG initiatives (such as California) and others adopting a more restrictive approach to discouraging investment in such initiatives. In some jurisdictions (such as Texas),
The first session of our ESG Investing Global Regulation series will focus on the current ESG regulatory environment in the United States, including risks, challenges, and regulator focus areas.
CLE credits: CLE credits are currently pending approval in California, Florida, Illinois, New Jersey (via reciprocity), New York, Pennsylvania, Texas, and Virginia.