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In-house counsel members of the ACC Europe ESG Working Group
16 pages

Are you building or reviewing your organization's ESG program, with a focus on Europe? This tool presents sample frameworks for the environmental, social, and governance components: (i) key considerations, (ii) a detailed map of core ESG subtopics for each of the three ESG facets, and (ii) for each subtopic, potential goals, standards, and metrics, and more.

Paul A. Davies, Sarah E. Fortt, and Betty M. Huber (Latham & Watkins LLP)

19 pages

On March 6, 2024, the US Securities and Exchange Commission approved final rules requiring companies to disclose certain climate-related information in registration statements and annual reports.

This resource explains the requirements set forth in the final rules and sets forth practicalities and next steps for compliance.

Global Legal Group
174 pages

This guide provides corporate counsel and international practitioners with jurisdiction-by-jurisdiction guidance to environment and climate change laws and regulations around the world.

Issue covered include environmental policy and its enforcement, environmental permits, waste, and liabilities.

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Region: Australia, Austria, Brazil, Canada, Egypt, European Union, France, Germany, India, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Puerto Rico, Slovakia, Slovenia, Taiwan, United Kingdom, United States
Latham & Watkins LLP
7 pages

The US Securities and Exchange Commission on March 6, 2024 adopted final rules requiring registrants to disclose certain climate-related information in registration statements and annual reports.

This high-level summary from Latham & Watkins outlines the disclosures required by the final rules, the key differences from the proposed rules, and new compliance dates.

Global Legal Group
262 pages

This multi-jurisdictional guide covers common issues in environmental, social and governance law.

Topics covered include principal sources of ESG pressure, integration of ESG into business operations, and the impact of COVID-19.

Global Legal Group
154 pages

In this multi-jurisdictional guide, explore an overview of key legal issues, rules, and developments regarding energy across a range of jurisdictions.

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Interest Area: Energy and Public Utility
Region: Australia, Austria, Canada, Chile, Denmark, Ghana, Greece, India, Japan, Norway, South Africa, United Kingdom, United States, Zambia
Susan E. Smith, Allyn L. Stern, Jeff D. Clare, and Claire S. McLeod Ruiz (Beveridge & Diamond PC)
6 pages

This article provides an overview of California' Single-Use Packaging extended producer responsibility (EPR) law. The law imposes prohibitions for certain single-use packaging and plastic single-use food service ware in California.

The law also imposes significant recycling and EPR requirements for “producers” of single-use packaging and food service items sold or otherwise distributed in California.

Global Legal Group
170 pages

In this multi-jurisdictional guide, explore an overview of key legal issues, rules and developments regarding renewable energy across a range of jurisdictions.

Some topics include the rise of co-located renewable projects and more.

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Region: Global, Austria, Brazil, Canada, Chile, United Kingdom, France, Germany, Greece, Japan, Malawi, Mozambique, Nigeria, Peru, South Africa, Spain, United Arab Emirates, Zimbabwe
Diane Gilhooley, Thomas Player, Christopher Shelton (Eversheds Sutherland)
2 pages

This article discusses the European Commission's adopting the first set of EU Sustainability Reporting Standards (ESRS). The ESRS are mandatory common standards by which in-scope companies must report comparable, consistent and detailed information across environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues.

Charles Butcher, Jack Cai, Dickson Ng, and Gabrielle Honey (Eversheds Sutherland)
16 pages

This guide provides an overview of the environmental, social and governance (ESG) disclosure obligations within the Asia Pacific (APAC) region.

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Region: Global, Australia, Bangladesh, China, India, Indonesia, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam, Philippines
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