Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG)

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UK Antitrust Authority Releases Guidance on Sustainability Collaborations

Our lawyers review recent draft Guidance released by the UK’s Competition & Markets Authority on the application of the UK’s antitrust laws to environmental sustainability agreements between competitors.

Client Alert | March 15, 2023

Webcast: 2023 Environmental Update

Join our panelists as they discuss significant developments in federal and California environmental law and forecast what to expect for 2023.

Webcasts | February 15, 2023

Eight Gibson Dunn Attorneys Named in 2023 Lawdragon Green 500: Leaders in Environmental Law

Eight Gibson Dunn attorneys were named among Lawdragon’s 2023 Green 500: Leaders in Environmental Law.

Firm News | February 7, 2023

Congressional Investigations in the 118th Congress: ESG, China, and the Biden Administration Take Center Stage

Gibson Dunn lawyers discuss possible upcoming investigations in the U.S. Congress, as well as reviewing various aspects of Congressional investigations.

Client Alert | January 13, 2023

Self-Reporting to the Authorities and Other Disclosure Obligations: The US Perspective

Washington, D.C. partner F. Joseph Warin, San Francisco partner Winston Chan, Los Angeles associate Chris Jones and San Francisco associate Duncan Taylor are the authors of "Self-Reporting to the Authorities and Other Disclosure Obligations: The US Perspective" [PDF], Chapter 4 in The Practitioner’s Guide to Global Investigations 2023, Volume I: Global Investigations in the United Kingdom and the United States, Seventh Edition, published by Global Investigations Review in January 2023. 

Article | January 11, 2023

Evolving Human Capital Disclosures

Gibson Dunn lawyers provide results and analysis of a survey of S&P 100 companies regarding their human capital resource disclosures over the past two years.

Client Alert | January 9, 2023

Considerations for Preparing Your 2022 Form 10‑K

Our lawyers provide their annual update on new developments and considerations for calendar-year filers as they prepare their Annual Reports on Form 10-K.

Client Alert | January 9, 2023

Adoption of a New Global Biodiversity Framework – Key Takeaways for Global Organizations and Financial Firms

Gibson Dunn lawyers discuss a new agreement at the United Nations Biodiversity Conference that will guide global action on nature.

Client Alert | January 6, 2023

Omnibus Electric Vehicle Update

Our lawyers discuss the current regulatory landscape involving electric vehicles and provide a roadmap for where regulations are heading.

Client Alert | January 5, 2023

Carbon Markets Update – Q4 2022

Gibson Dunn lawyers provide recent updates and analysis on the voluntary carbon market.

Client Alert | December 19, 2022

Webcast: Executive Compensation Updates and Trends: What You Need to Know

Our lawyers provide a briefing on key developments in the executive compensation space, including recent legislative and regulatory developments.

Webcasts | December 16, 2022

Webcast: What’s Next? The Legislative and Policy Landscape in the 118th Congress

Join Gibson Dunn lawyers for a recorded session providing an overview of potential key legislation that could gain traction in the House and Senate this term, along with a look at the Biden Administration's possible priorities.

Webcasts | December 14, 2022

Webcast: Considerations for Preparing Your 2023 Proxy Statement

Gibson Dunn lawyers cover key developments to be aware of as you prepare your 2023 proxy statement, including recent and upcoming SEC rulemaking and comment letters, proxy season trends and investor and proxy advisor updates.

Publications | December 12, 2022

Calif. EV Battery Recycling Plans Could Set National Trend

Orange County partner Thomas Manakides and associate Mark Tomaier are the authors of "Calif. EV Battery Recycling Plans Could Set National Trend" published by Law360 on December 8, 2022.

Article | December 9, 2022

Energy Charter Treaty – Recent Developments

Our lawyers provide an update on recent announcements by several European Union Member States of their intention to withdraw from the Energy Charter Treaty.

Client Alert | December 5, 2022

Webcast: Considerations for Preparing Your 2022 Form 10-K

Gibson Dunn lawyers cover key developments to be aware of headed into the 2022 Form 10-K reporting season, including recent SEC rulemaking and comment letters, and disclosure trends.

Webcasts | December 5, 2022

European Union’s Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive — What Non-EU Companies with Operations in the EU Need to Know

Gibson Dunn lawyers discuss the European Union's Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive and how it will impact non-EU companies with significant EU operations.

Client Alert | November 29, 2022

Net Zero Commitments – UK Regulatory Guidance

Selina Sagayam discusses with Thomson Reuters insights from the recent Net Zero Disclosures Report published by the Financial Reporting Council in the UK.

Client Alert | November 18, 2022

Proposed Amendment to Federal Acquisition Regulation Would Require Contractors to Disclose Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Emissions Reduction Targets, and Climate-Based Financial Risks

Gibson Dunn lawyers provide context to recent proposed climate-focused rule changes that would impact certain Federal contractors.

Client Alert | November 15, 2022

FRC report: challenge for businesses on net zero

London partner Selina Sagayam "FRC report: challenge for businesses on net zero" published by Thomson Reuters Regulatory Intelligence on November 14, 2022.

Article | November 14, 2022

ESG ratings: key considerations for stakeholders

London partner Susy Bullock and associate Jonathan Cockfield are the authors of "ESG ratings: key considerations for stakeholders" published by Financier Worldwide in its October 2022 issue. 

Article | September 29, 2022

Webcast: How ESG Can Inform International Trade Compliance, and Vice Versa

In this CLE webinar, we review several areas of convergence in export control, sanctions, and import regulation and S-focused ESG standards, and share practical strategies International Trade and ESG professionals can follow to make the most of this convergence in their compliance and ESG programs.

Webcasts | September 20, 2022

EU to Ban Forced Labour Products

The European Commission is expected to announce a proposal shortly that will ban products made using forced labour.

Client Alert | September 12, 2022

The Inflation Reduction Act Includes Significant Benefits for the Carbon Capture Industry

Carbon capture, utilization, and sequestration projects around the United States received a significant boost from the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022. The IRA, which President Biden recently signed into law, includes approximately $369 billion in incentives for clean energy and climate-related program spending, including CCUS projects.

Client Alert | August 16, 2022

2022 Mid-Year Securities Enforcement Update

Our 2021 Year-End Review, noted the Division of Enforcement under this Administration had outlined its vision of aggressive, heightened enforcement through an escalation of existing remedies. The first half of 2022 reflected the Enforcement Division pursuing the playbook as forecasted.

Client Alert | August 11, 2022

Energy Industry Reacts to SEC Proposed Rules on Climate Change

Gibson Dunn has surveyed the comment letters submitted by public and private energy companies and related industry associations regarding the proposed rules by the Securities and Exchange Commission on climate change disclosure requirements for U.S. public companies and foreign private issuers.

Client Alert | August 10, 2022

Inflation Reduction Act of 2022 Would Modify the Tax Treatment of Carried Interests, Include a Corporate Minimum Tax, and Expand Clean Energy Tax Incentives

On July 27, 2022, Senator Joe Manchin (D-West Virginia) and Senator Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-New York) announced an agreement on a reconciliation package entitled the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022 to address climate change, taxes, health care, and inflation.

Client Alert | July 29, 2022

Shareholder Proposal Developments During the 2022 Proxy Season

This client alert provides an overview of shareholder proposals submitted to public companies during the 2022 proxy season, including statistics and notable decisions from the staff of the Securities and Exchange Commission on no-action requests.

Client Alert | July 11, 2022

Supreme Court Upholds Limits On Environmental Protection Agency’s Authority To Shift Sources Of Energy Production

On June 30, 2022, the Supreme Court held 6-3 that Congress has not delegated broad authority to EPA to substantially restructure the American energy market.

Client Alert | June 30, 2022

Gibson Dunn Recognized in Three Categories in Chambers Crisis & Risk Management 2022

Gibson Dunn was recognized in the 2022 edition of Chambers Crisis & Risk Management.

Firm News | June 29, 2022

Updated Summary of Select Director Education Opportunities Available (Q2 2022)

Gibson Dunn’s summary of director education opportunities has been updated as of July 2022. Boards of Directors of public companies find this a useful resource as they look for high quality education opportunities.

Client Alert | June 29, 2022

Webcast: Is Becoming a Public Benefit Corporation Right for Your Company?

In this webcast, lawyers from Gibson Dunn and Morris Nichols talk about what to consider when deciding if being a Public Benefit Company is right for you.

Webcasts | June 28, 2022

Enforcement of the Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act Begins in the United States

The Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act - and its stringent import restrictions - took effect on June 21, 2022. The Act, the latest effort by the United States concerning the Uyghur population in China’s Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region, greatly increases the showing that companies need to make to prove that goods produced in the XUAR, in full or in part, are entitled to entry into the United States.

Client Alert | June 23, 2022

Webcast: The Role of ESG in Capital Markets

Issuers are facing increasing calls from stakeholders and regulators, as well as within their own organizations, to proactively address ESG across their business footprint. The heightened focus on ESG impacts the way issuers, underwriters and lenders participate in capital raising. Join us in a recorded presentation for a discussion on the new opportunities, products, challenges and requirements.

Webcasts | May 19, 2022

Webcast: Understanding the SEC Rule Proposal on Climate Change Disclosure

In March 2022, the Securities and Exchange Commission approved a rule proposal for new climate change disclosure requirements for both U.S. public companies and foreign private issuers. In this webcast, a panel of Gibson Dunn lawyers provides an overview of the proposed requirements and discuss the key takeaways and the impact the proposal, if adopted, would have on public companies.

Webcasts | April 21, 2022

New Sustainability Measures for the Textiles Sector

In March 2022, amidst an array of new proposals for sustainable products (including a proposed draft Regulation on Ecodesign for Sustainable Products) the European Commission announced an EU Strategy for Circular and Sustainable Textiles. This article explores the details of the strategy.

Client Alert | April 20, 2022

Summary of and Considerations Regarding the SEC’s Proposed Rules on Climate Change Disclosure

This client alert provides an overview of, and our current perspectives on, the SEC’s recently proposed rules that would establish a new climate change reporting framework for U.S. public companies and foreign private issuers as well as practical recommendations on what companies should be doing now.

Client Alert | April 15, 2022

Russia’s Suppression of the Media Violates Its International Law Obligations

Our lawyers discuss how Russia’s restrictions on the media violate its international human rights obligations, and also may breach obligations it owes foreign investors under investment treaties to which it is party.

Client Alert | March 24, 2022

Update on UN Roadmap for a New Global Plastics Treaty

On 2 March 2022, Heads of State, Environment Ministers, and representatives from 175 countries endorsed a resolution at the United Nations Environment Assembly in Nairobi to negotiate an international legally binding agreement to “end plastic pollution” by the end of 2024.

Client Alert | March 21, 2022

Carbon-Neutral LNG

In this article, Gibson Dunn attorneys analyze carbon-neutral LNG transactions and consider the measurement of emissions and transaction reporting, with a view to establishing whether carbon-neutral LNG trades are the beginning of a new paradigm that the LNG industry will need to adopt in order to address the requirements of governments, customers and stakeholders.

Client Alert | March 16, 2022

European Commission Proposes Far-Reaching Human Rights and Environmental Due Diligence Obligations

On 23 February 2022, the European Commission published its long-awaited draft directive on “Corporate Sustainability Due Diligence,” which sets out mandatory human rights and environmental due diligence obligations for corporates, together with a civil liability regime to enforce compliance with the obligations to prevent, mitigate and bring adverse impacts to an end.

Client Alert | March 11, 2022

Webcast: 2022 Environmental Update

Join our panelists from Gibson Dunn’s Environmental Litigation and Mass Tort practice group and Environment, Social, and Governance (ESG) practice area as they discuss significant developments in federal and California environmental law and forecast what to expect for 2022. This webcast covers a range of topics of significant interest to regulated industries, including ongoing and anticipated rulemakings, federal enforcement targets and initiatives, the evolving ESG landscape, and more.

Webcasts | February 9, 2022

German Corporate Law 2022: At the Cross-Roads of Continued Globalization and Keeping Your Own House in Order

Munich associate Marcus Geiss and of counsel Birgit Friedl are the authors of “German Corporate Law 2022: At the Cross-Roads of Continued Globalization and Keeping Your Own House in Order,” published by M&A Review on February 2, 2022.

Article | February 2, 2022

Update on Mandatory Human Rights Due Diligence: Groundbreaking New York Fashion Sustainability Legislation Proposal, While EU Initiative Stalls

Our lawyers discuss global legislative developments in relation to mandatory human rights due diligence and supply chain reporting.

Client Alert | January 27, 2022

BlackRock, Vanguard and State Street Update Corporate Governance and ESG Policies and Priorities for 2022

BlackRock, Vanguard and State Street Global Advisors recently issued their voting policy updates for 2022, as well as guidance about their 2022 priorities for their portfolio companies. These pronouncements from the “Big Three” asset managers reflect a number of common themes, including an emphasis on climate and the transition to a Net Zero economy, diversity at the board level and throughout the workforce, and effective human capital management.

Client Alert | January 25, 2022

Considerations for Preparing Your 2021 Form 10-K

We offer our observations on new developments and recommended practices for calendar-year filers to consider in preparing their Form 10‑K. This alert reviews the recent amendments to Regulation S-K adopted by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and discusses how public companies are reacting to these new requirements.

Client Alert | January 21, 2022

UK Financial Services Regulation – 2021 Year-End Review

Following an unprecedented year for UK regulated firms in 2020, the UK Financial Conduct Authority used 2021 to advance a number of regulatory initiatives. Gibson Dunn lawyers assess the regulatory landscape through the lens of three notable “hot topics”: environment, social and governance (“ESG”) developments; fintech and cryptoassets; and individual accountability and conduct risks.

Client Alert | January 19, 2022

The Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act Goes Into Effect in the United States

On December 23, 2022, President Biden signed the Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act into law. The UFLPA, which received widespread bipartisan support in Congress, is the latest in a line of U.S. efforts to address the plight of Uyghurs and other persecuted minority groups in China’s Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region.

Client Alert | January 14, 2022

2021 Year-End German Law Update

Once more, 2021 demonstrated that constant change should become your friend and ally. After a second year of global uncertainty caused by the formidable challenges of the COVID-pandemic, we all long for a return “back-to-normal.” However, chances are that 2022 will continue to present drastic and unpredictable challenges.

Client Alert | January 13, 2022

Webcast: 2022 SEC Disclosure & Proxy Season Outlook

In this webcast, a panel of Gibson Dunn lawyers covers key developments to be aware of headed into the 2022 reporting and proxy season, including recent and upcoming SEC rulemaking and comment letters, proxy season trends, investor and proxy advisor updates, and regulatory developments on topics such as board diversity and director duties.

Publications | January 12, 2022