Threading the Needle: Considering EU ESG Requirements in Light of the U.S. Backlash
Funds marketed in the EU must adhere to disclosure and reporting requirements relating to environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors. In the U.S., private litigants, “red state” attorneys general, and other U.S. government officials have increasingly scrutinized ESG-related investment activities. By contrast, certain investors, “blue state” officials, and regulators continue to advocate for the inclusion of ESG factors in managers’ investment decision-making and proxy voting practices. It is becoming increasingly difficult for managers operating in both the U.S. and EU markets to navigate the juxtaposition between EU regulations and the varied U.S. perspectives on the role of ESG in asset management. In this seminar, speakers from Dechert’s financial services, litigation and antitrust practices will discuss how managers can seek to thread the needle between these varied and sometimes conflicting approaches.
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