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.

Resources by Subject

  • Latest
  • 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
  • All

Resources by Type

  • Representative ESG Matters
  • Articles
  • Webcasts

Weekly Update

In the news this week:

  • UK: FCA TCFD-based Climate Disclosure Regime Takes Effect for Large UK Asset ManagersUK Financial Conduct Authority issues final rules on climate-related disclosures for large UK asset managers, effective as of January 1.
  • Hong Kong: New ESG Requirements for Listed Companies on the Hong Kong Stock ExchangeGuidance and amendments published by the HKEX throughout 2021 come into effect in 2022, some as of January 1.
  • EU: EU Proposes Inclusion of Nuclear and Gas as Green Investments under Taxonomy RegulationDraft Taxonomy Complementary Delegated Act set to include nuclear and gas activities, provoking pushback.
  • US: Biden Administration Pivots from Congress to Advance Clean Energy Initiatives through Agency ActionAdministration turns to federal agencies to advance renewable power and transmission deployment objectives.
  • Russia: Bank of Russia Recommends Boards of Directors of Russian Public Companies Take into Account ESG and Sustainability FactorsTo be done in the process of developing company strategy.
  • US: Larry Fink Issues Annual BlackRock CEO Letter for 2022 with ESG FocusLarry Fink, CEO of asset manager BlackRock, publishes annual letter focusing on ESG, stakeholder capitalism.

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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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