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Under SEC chair Gary Gensler's initial proposal, US-registered investors would be required to disclose their greenhouse gas emissions and 'material' climate-related risks upon registration and in their annual reports.
Rebecca Perlman is a prominent lawyer in the sustainable finance space and has achieved a stellar career in the industry so far – including becoming Herbert Smith Freehills' youngest ever partner.
With a variety of mandatory and voluntary disclosure regimes coming online this year, how can private markets firms stay ahead? Alex Farmer and Jennie Morawetz, partners at law firm Kirkland and Ellis, break down the key questions.
The industry body has urged the European Commission to consider a new labelling system akin to what the UK FCA is proposing for the SDR.
The city's chief climate officer is ‘serious’ about enforcing Local Law 97 to reduce carbon emissions of the city’s biggest assets by 2030.
'Whenever you see the SEC taking action across rulemaking, exams and enforcement... it should be seen as a clear signal that this is a big focus for them, and you need to get your house in order.'
EU flags in front of European Commission building in Brussels
The recent launch of two Article 9 transition funds demonstrates how real estate’s understanding of the SFDR classification is evolving.
The bidders’ brown-to-green plan for Origin Energy eclipsed significant competition concerns in the Australian watchdog’s landmark decision.
AFM publishes guidelines on sustainability claims, describing the use of SFDR classifications in product promotion as ‘undesirable’.
Investors and fund managers are wary of the difficulty in collecting Scope 3 emissions data and its unreliability.

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