ESG Resource Center

Debevoise has deep experience in the broad range of issues that arise as environmental, social and governance (ESG) concerns and requirements become increasingly important. The firm brings together sophisticated, multidisciplinary and multinational teams with expertise in private and public company governance, asset management, private funds, compliance and enforcement, public and private international law, sustainability and environmental matters and labor and benefits issues. We provide tailored and practical guidance across the evolving ESG and business integrity spectrum by counseling on trends and prudential issues, delivering concrete legal advice on evolving regulations and policies, and helping clients prepare for the legal, financial and reputational risks arising in this rapidly changing landscape.

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Resources by Subject

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  • Anti-Corruption
  • Bank Regulatory
  • Board Considerations
  • Business Integrity
  • Compensation and Benefits
  • Data Governance /
    AI Compliance
  • Disclosure Requirements & Considerations
  • Employment and Workplace
  • Environmental & Climate
  • Funds Regulatory
  • Impact Investing
  • Insurance Regulation
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Resources by Type

  • Representative ESG Matters
  • Articles
  • Webcasts

Weekly Update

In the news this week:

  1. U.S.: West Virginia Targets Financial Firms for ESG InitiativesUnder a new state law, financial institutions that refuse to deal with coal, oil or natural gas companies can be barred from state business.
  2. EU: Two EU Parliamentary Committees Block Proposal to Include Gas and Nuclear in EU TaxonomyAll MEPs will vote on the Commission’s proposal next month.
  3. Global: Basel Committee on Banking Supervision Finalizes Climate GuidanceThe BCBS finalized a set of principles for financial institutions and supervisors for managing and supervising climate-related financial risks.
  4. UK: UK Launches Its First Carbon Storage Licensing Round in the North SeaThe carbon storage technology is a key component of plans to achieve Net Zero by 2050.

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Key Contacts

A broad range of lawyers across practices, industries and geographies advise clients on ESG considerations. The key contacts below serve as the core members of an interdisciplinary ESG group.

Business Integrity

The Debevoise Business Integrity Screen provides in-house counsel, sustainability leaders and compliance departments with a tool aimed at navigating the increasing complex issue of the management of business integrity risk and its many legal dimensions. The Screen includes a series of questions and practice points designed to guide business enterprises in addressing the UNGP’s three pillars for demonstrating respect for human rights. 

Corporate Governance

The Debevoise Corporate Governance Group helps management and boards navigate some of the most challenging legal terrain in the world. The group includes M&A and general corporate lawyers, capital markets and executive compensation teams as well as litigators and white collar defense lawyers – all of them with decades of experience counseling and defending boards and senior managers. Insights of this interdisciplinary group are gathered in our Governance Round-Up. The latest can be found here.

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