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DOL Rule Clarifies That ESG Analysis Is Consistent With Fiduciary Duty. Will It Preempt State Anti-ESG Laws?

This blog discusses the Department of Labor's final rule that was issued on Tuesday, November 22, that allows for plan fiduciaries to consider climate change and other environmental, social, and governance (ESG) characteristics when they choose investments and exercise shareholder rights, reversing a Trump-era rule that sought to constrain this…
Cynthia Hanawalt
November 23, 2022
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Comments to the CFTC on Climate-Related Financial Risk (Sabin Center)

These comments strongly support the Commodity Futures Trading Commission's ("Commission") efforts to respond to the financial consequences of climate change and highlight the legal basis for appropriate rule-making to address these risks. Regulations to address climate risk are consistent with the Commission's mandate to ensure the integrity of transactions under…
Cynthia Hanawalt
October 7, 2022