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In a previously held webinar titled, "Social Innovation in a New World," Christopher Marquis, a professor who teaches about sustainable enterprises and management at the Cornell SCJ Johnson College of Business and author of Better Business: How the B Corp Movement Is Remaking Capitalism, and Benjamin Stone, a Mintz corporate attorney and a former social entrepreneur and executive, engage in a broad discussion of the social innovation landscape.
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Webinar Recording: What’s New in ESG?

June 23, 2021 | Webinar | By Jennifer Rubin

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The Public Weighs In On How the SEC Should Regulate ESG Disclosures

June 22, 2021 | Blog | By Jacob Hupart, Ellen Shapiro, Iris Greenquist

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Call it a Comeback: The Likely Return of ESG Investing in ERISA Accounts

June 4, 2021 | Blog | By Pete Michaels, Alyssa C. Scruggs

Environmental, social, and governance (“ESG”) investing has experienced quite the regulatory roller coaster in recent years.
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What is ESG?

June 3, 2021 | Video | By Jennifer Rubin

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Webinar Recording: PFAS, PFAS All Around: What's Next?

May 21, 2021 | Webinar | By Jeff Porter

In this webinar, Mintz and GZA explain why people are so concerned about PFAS, referred to as “forever chemicals,” when and how you should look for them, what actions you should consider taking if you find them, and the implications of all of this for real estate transactions.
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Public Benefit Corporations and the SPAC Surge

April 21, 2021 | Blog | By Thomas R. Burton, III, Gianna Nappi

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In this webinar, Jacob Hupart and co-host, David Leone of GZA GeoEnvironmental, explore the legal and practical challenges associated with climate change and how companies can learn to navigate its impact on their businesses. The presentation focuses on how to prepare for a new regulatory environment under the Biden Administration, practical steps companies can take to improve their resiliency in the future and how to identify and manage risks.
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Webinar Recording: Navigate Webinar: Cleantech Goes Public with SPAC

April 7, 2021 | Webinar | By Thomas R. Burton, III

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Not So Fast: DOL Changes Course on Trump-Era ESG Investment Rule

March 22, 2021 | Blog | By David L. Ward, Alyssa C. Scruggs

The United States Department of Labor’s (“DOL”) Employee Benefits Security Administration (“EBSA”) announced on March 10, 2021 that it will not enforce certain final rules put into place under President Trump related to environmental, social, and governance (“ESG”) investing.
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The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) recently released its 2021 Examination Priorities. The SEC indicates it will focus on senior investors and those saving for retirement, with a specific focus on potential conflicts of interests faced by brokers and advisors in giving them financial advice.
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This alert discusses the appointment of Satyam Khanna as the first senior policy advisor for climate and ESG at the SEC, where he will address climate and environmental, social, and governance issues.
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Read the transcript of CompensationStandard.com’s November 2020 webcast titled, “Pay Equity: What Compensation Committees Need to Know” in which Anne L. Bruno was among the experts to discuss pay equity, shareholder expectations, disclosure trends, board oversight, and more.
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Nasdaq Proposes New Listing Rules Regarding Board Diversity

December 3, 2020 | Advisory | By Daniel T. Kajunski

Read about Nasdaq’s proposed new listing rules, which would generally require U.S. listing companies to appoint a certain number of diverse directors.
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ESG Investing in Retirement Accounts: Down But Not Out

November 30, 2020 | Blog | By Pete Michaels, Alyssa C. Scruggs

Proponents of environmental, social, and governance (“ESG”) investing may have good news on the horizon—in particular, good news that could resuscitate ESG investing in retirement accounts following the Department of Labor’s recent blow to the practice.
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