ESG; Climate Change; Sustainability

Overview

The phrase "Environmental, Social and Governance" refers to a broad list of social and political concerns, not all of which are closely related. Of these concerns, the two predominant ones are generally climate change (under the heading of environmental) and diversity (under the heading of social). While there is very limited direct rulemaking on these topics, there is a good deal of rule consideration, threats of enforcement action, studies and speech making by all of the principal regulatory agencies.

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Know: 

ESG: Regulatory Reform on the Horizon? - by Katie McShane (10/1/2021)

The ABCs of ESG - by Joe Zeidner (8/6/2021)

Challenges in the standardization of green bonds: The US Perspective - by Michael Gambro and Michael Ruder (7/15/2021)

CLO Managers Embed new EU Sustainable Disclosure Language in Docs after Investor Push - by David Quirolo and Michael Sholem (6/17/2021)

Looking Beyond the Normal Paved Paths – the Role of the Sustainability Coordinator - by Nathan Parker (6/4/2021)

PitchBook on ESG Developments in the Private Markets (reprint from PitchBook + commentary from CWT; includes links to several Fund Finance ESG-related articles, 5/7/2021)

Top 10 Items to Consider when Structuring Your ESG Facility - by Wes Mission (4/30/2021)

ESG Loans – the Next Big Wave in Fund Finance - by Wes Mission and Katie McShane (3/19/2021)

“Sustainable” Companies Face Increased Pressure to Justify the Sustainability Label Amid Investor Challenges and Demands for Greater Risk Assessment and Disclosure C&F - by Jason Halper et al. (12/1/2021)

Financial Stability Oversight Council Issues Key Report Declaring Climate Change as an Emerging Threat to U.S. Financial Stability C&F - by Jason Halper et al. (10/25/2021)

Investors and Regulators Turning up the Heat on Climate-Change Disclosures: Attempting to Make Sense of the State of Play in the US, EU, and UK C&F - by Jason Halper et al (9/14/2021) c

ESMA Proposes Rules for Taxonomy-Alignment of Non-Financial Undertakings and Asset Managers C&F - by Michael Sholem et al (3/10/2021)