Blog Post Covers Updates to “ESG Trends and Expectations” in 2022

The Harvard Law School Forum on Corporate Governance posted an article covering mid-year updates to ESG related issues. The article includes a discussion of the war in Ukraine and summarizes key regulatory developments including SEC enforcement actions and the impact the recent Supreme Court case, West Virginia v. Environmental Protection Agency. The article notes that the SEC’s ESG proposals are “likely to face some legal challenges, but if adopted, the implications of these changes will appear as soon as 2023.” It also provides a summary of ESG related regulatory developments in the UK and Europe and discusses the complexity surrounding ESG data-gathering and the increased presence of Chief Sustainability Officers (CSOs) in the corporate world.