Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG)

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Updated Summary of Director Education Opportunities Available (April 2024)

A quarterly update of high-quality education opportunities for Boards of Directors of public and pre-IPO companies and members of private boards.

Client Alert | April 9, 2024

Gibson Dunn Environmental, Social and Governance Update (February 2024)

We are pleased to provide you with Gibson Dunn’s ESG update covering the following key developments during February 2024.

Client Alert | March 13, 2024

Webcast: What You Need to Know: SEC Adopts Long-Awaited Climate Change Disclosure Rule

Join us for a 60-minute briefing covering key aspects of the SEC’s adoption of the climate change disclosure rule.

Webcasts | March 12, 2024

SEC Adopts Sweeping New Climate Disclosure Requirements for Public Companies

An Overview of the Highlights and Key Differences to the Proposed Rules

Client Alert | March 8, 2024

Webcast: Environmental Update 2024

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 2024.

Webcasts | February 27, 2024

Gibson Dunn Environmental, Social and Governance Update (January 2024)

We are pleased to provide you with Gibson Dunn’s ESG update covering the following key developments during January 2024.

Client Alert | February 15, 2024

Eleven Gibson Dunn Attorneys Named in 2024 Lawdragon Green 500: Leaders in Environmental Law

Lawdragon named 11 Gibson Dunn partners to its 2024 Green 500: Leaders in Environmental Law.

Firm News | February 2, 2024

Gibson Dunn Environmental, Social and Governance Update (Winter 2023)

Our update on key Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) developments around the world.

Client Alert | January 10, 2024

The State of Louisiana Is Granted Primacy Over Class VI Wells

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has given Louisiana primary enforcement authority over the state’s Class VI underground injection wells, which are used by the carbon capture and sequestration (CCS) industry to permanently sequester captured carbon in underground geological formations.

Client Alert | January 8, 2024

CFTC Issues Proposed Guidance Regarding the Listing of Voluntary Carbon Credit Derivative Contracts

The U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) has issued proposed guidance regarding the listing of voluntary carbon credit derivative contracts.

Client Alert | December 21, 2023

Gibson Dunn Recognized in The Legal 500’s Asia Pacific Green Guide 2024

The Legal 500 has recognized Gibson Dunn in the 2024 edition of its Asia Pacific Green Guide, which recognizes law firms in the region advising clients on emerging opportunities within the green transition.

Firm News | December 20, 2023

Webcast: The Role of ESG in U.S. Capital Markets

The role of ESG in capital markets transactions has evolved significantly over the last five years. Please join us for a discussion of related topics and questions provided by the audience.

Webcasts | December 7, 2023

EPA Issues Methane Rule for Oil and Gas Sector: Practical Takeaways for Industry

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has issued its final methane rule for the oil and gas sector. Our lawyers provide an overview of the rule’s key technical provisions and their practical takeaways for the industry.

Client Alert | December 5, 2023

Considerations for Preparing Your 2023 Form 10-K

For the benefit of calendar-year filers preparing their Annual Reports on Form 10-K, our lawyers offer their observations on new developments and highlight select considerations, including recent rulemaking from the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), comment letters issued by the staff of the SEC’s Division of Corporation Finance, and trends among reporting companies that have emerged in the past year.

Client Alert | December 1, 2023

IRS and Treasury Issue Proposed Investment Tax Credit Regulations for Energy Property

Our lawyers provide background on the investment tax credit for energy property, summarize the proposed regulations issued by the IRS and Treasury, and share key implications for taxpayers.

Client Alert | December 1, 2023

Form 10-K Human Capital Disclosures Continue to Evolve

A survey of disclosures from the S&P 100 during the three years following adoption of the Securities and Exchange Commission Rule.

Client Alert | November 21, 2023

Gibson Dunn Environmental, Social and Governance Update (October 2023)

Our latest update on Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) developments around the world.

Client Alert | November 13, 2023

New Initiatives Will Advance Corporate Biodiversity Reporting

Dallas partner David Woodcock and Washington, D.C. associate Maria Banda are the authors of "New Initiatives Will Advance Corporate Biodiversity Reporting" published by Law360 on October 25, 2023. 

Article | October 26, 2023

Carbon Markets Update – Q3 2023

Tapping the knowledge and experience of Gibson Dunn lawyers around the globe, our quarterly Carbon Markets Update helps our clients across all sectors navigate the ever-changing landscape of voluntary carbon markets.

Client Alert | October 24, 2023

Webcast: Recent European Union ESG and AI Developments and the Impact on U.S. Businesses

Join leaders of our renowned ESG practice for a lively, informative and interactive discussion about recent European Union ESG and AI developments and the impact on U.S. businesses.

Webcasts | October 24, 2023

Gibson Dunn Environmental, Social and Governance Update (September 2023)

Our latest update on Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) developments around the world.

Client Alert | October 18, 2023

European Commission Launches Consultation on the Sustainable Finance Disclosure Regulation

The European Commission has published its consultations on the Sustainable Finance Disclosure Regulation (SFDR), and has set a deadline of December 15 for feedback.

Client Alert | October 17, 2023

Updated Summary of Director Education Opportunities Available (October 2023)

Gibson Dunn's summary of director education opportunities has been updated as of October 2023. Boards of Directors of public and private companies find this a useful resource as they look for high quality education opportunities.  

Client Alert | October 11, 2023

Colorado Attorney General Upholds Commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Formal Legal Opinion

The Colorado Attorney General has issued a formal legal opinion confirming the legality and praising the benefits of diversity, equity, and inclusion programs and policies in the workplace.

Client Alert | October 9, 2023

California Passes Climate Disclosure Legislation

The California Legislature recently passed two wide-reaching bills that will impose significant and mandatory climate-related reporting requirements for large public and private companies doing business in the state.

Client Alert | September 27, 2023

ESG And The Board: Avoiding Risky Business

Dallas partner David Woodcock is author of "ESG And The Board: Avoiding Risky Business" [PDF] published by The Corporate Board September 2023.

Article | September 20, 2023

Gibson Dunn Environmental, Social and Governance Update (August 2023)

Our latest update on Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) developments around the world.

Client Alert | September 12, 2023

IRS and Treasury Issue Proposed Regulations Providing Guidance on Prevailing Wage and Apprenticeship Requirements Applicable to Clean Energy Credits

Our lawyers review proposed regulations issued by the U.S. IRS and Treasury providing guidance on prevailing wage and apprenticeship requirements applicable to clean energy credits.

Client Alert | September 6, 2023

European Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive (CSRD): Key Takeaways from Adoption of the European Sustainability Reporting Standards

Our lawyers share key takeaways from the adoption of the European Sustainability Reporting Standards.

Client Alert | August 23, 2023

Gibson Dunn Environmental, Social and Governance Update (July 2023)

Our latest update on Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) developments around the world.

Client Alert | August 10, 2023

Carbon Markets Update – Q2 2023

“Market conditions have changed so dramatically that today, no matter its products or services, every company is also in the environmental business.” Our Carbon Markets Update newsletter helps our clients across all sectors navigate the ever-changing landscape of voluntary carbon markets

Client Alert | July 28, 2023

Shareholder Proposal Developments During the 2023 Proxy Season

This client alert provides an overview of shareholder proposals submitted to public companies during the 2023 proxy season, including statistics and notable decisions from the staff of the Securities and Exchange Commission on no-action requests.

Client Alert | July 25, 2023

Attorneys General of 13 States Issue Warning to Fortune 100 Companies Regarding Their Diversity and Inclusion Programs in Wake of Supreme Court’s Decision Overturning Affirmative Action in Higher Education

Our lawyers summarize the letter sent by Attorneys General of 13 states to Fortune 100 companies warning of “serious legal consequences” over race-based employment preferences and diversity/inclusion policies.

Client Alert | July 18, 2023

Gibson Dunn Environmental, Social and Governance Update (June 2023)

Our latest update on Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) developments around the world.

Client Alert | July 11, 2023

IRS and Treasury Issue Proposed Regulations Providing Initial Guidance on Direct Payments for Clean Energy Credits

Our lawyers discuss U.S. Treasury regulations proposed by the IRS and Treasury that provide guidance on rules for receiving refund payments in respect of certain credits under the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022.

Client Alert | June 29, 2023

Gibson Dunn Recognized in the 2023 Chambers Crisis & Risk Management Guide

Gibson Dunn was recognized in the 2023 edition of the Chambers Crisis & Risk Management guide.

Firm News | June 28, 2023

IRS and Treasury Issue Proposed and Temporary Regulations Providing Initial Guidance on Transferability of Clean Energy Credits

Our lawyers discuss proposed regulations issued by the IRS and Treasury that provide guidance on the rules for selling certain tax credits pursuant to a new regime introduced in the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022.

Client Alert | June 21, 2023

Gibson Dunn Environmental, Social and Governance Update (May 2023)

Gibson Dunn's Environmental, Social and Governance lawyers provide their update for May 2023.

Client Alert | June 13, 2023

Webcast: Carbon Markets and the Voluntary Market

Gibson Dunn lawyers provide practical advice about how to access and participate in the voluntary carbon offset market and flag litigation risks and concerns to be considered by those participating in the market.

Webcasts | June 8, 2023

Russia in the European Court of Human Rights – Recent Decisions May Impact Rights of Investors

Our lawyers provide a summary of two decisions issued by the European Court of Human Rights in cases concerning Russia's actions in Ukraine and Georgia, which are alleged to be violations of the European Convention on Human Rights.

Client Alert | May 30, 2023

IRS and Treasury Issue Notice 2023-38 Providing Initial Guidance on “Domestic Content” for ITC- and PTC-eligible Projects

Our lawyers discuss an IRS and Treasury notice which provides initial guidance for developers and investors seeking to qualify projects for the domestic content bonus credit available under sections 45, 45Y, 48, and 48E.

Client Alert | May 17, 2023

Child and Forced Labor Risks Global Task Force

Gibson Dunn has established a Child and Forced Labor Risks Global Task Force to help our clients prevent illegal child and forced labor, evaluate their supply chains, and respond to investigations and litigation.

Client Alert | May 17, 2023

Gibson Dunn Environmental, Social and Governance Update (April 2023)

Gibson Dunn's Environmental, Social and Governance lawyers provide their update for April 2023.

Client Alert | May 10, 2023

Los Angeles County’s Single-Use Plastic Regulation for Restaurants and Delivery Services Went Into Effect Yesterday

Gibson Dunn lawyers review Los Angeles County's single-use plastics ordinance, which went into effect on May 1 for most restaurants and food facilities in unincorporated areas of Los Angeles.

Client Alert | May 2, 2023

Candice Choh and Perlette Jura Named Among Los Angeles’ 2023 Most Influential Women Attorneys

The Los Angeles Business Journal recognized Los Angeles partners Candice Choh and Perlette Jura in its 2023 Women Of Influence: Attorneys list, which honors “the LA area’s most influential women legal professionals” for their “exceptional legal skill and achievement across the full spectrum of responsibility, exemplary leadership as evidenced by the highest professional and ethical standards, and for contributions to the Los Angeles community at large.”

Firm News | April 17, 2023

IRS and Treasury Release Update to Notice 2023-29 on “Energy Community” Bonus for ITC- and PTC-eligible Projects

The IRS and Treasury issued Notice 2023-29, which provides eagerly awaited guidance for developers and investors seeking to qualify energy projects for the energy community bonus credit available under sections 45, 45Y, 48, and 48E.

Client Alert | April 12, 2023

Gibson Dunn Environmental, Social and Governance Update (March 2023)

We are pleased to provide you with Gibson Dunn’s ESG monthly updates for March 2023. This month our update covers the following key developments. Please click on the blue links below for further details.

Client Alert | April 6, 2023

Carbon Markets Update – Q1 2023

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

Client Alert | April 4, 2023

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