ESG regulation: Global themes and what's on the horizon
NRF Boardroom Insights: Navigating the new normal
WebinarGlobal | November 18, 2021
Environmental, social and governance (ESG) is a key area of importance for businesses globally as the legal and regulatory landscape changes and expectations of investors, customers, employees and other stakeholders grow.
- North America: US President Joe Biden has made climate change and environmental justice priorities of his administration, and in Canada ESG regulation continues to be a priority.
- Europe: The European Commission has issued a raft of ESG regulations and there is the question of how far the UK will follow these given that it is no longer a member of the European Union.
- Asia-Pacific: ESG regulation is also on the rise. In the summer the Hong Kong SFC issued new guidelines on enhanced disclosures for authorised funds.
- Australia: Responsible investing is reaching new heights which is attracting regulatory attention.
We invite you to join our webinar in which our global financial services team will discuss and examine recent ESG related developments across key jurisdictions and provide their views on what's on the horizon.