Best practices in ESG management are dynamic; changing with new regulation, lawsuits, investigative journalism, and research. Every month, our team evaluates these changes to provide the best advice to our clients. We’re happy to present a curated list of what we’re reading, which we’ll send on the last Thursday of each month. We hope you enjoy.
On ESG and Impact:
Japanese regulators are on the lookout for “greenwashing,” or the exaggeration of environmental friendliness claims for ESG-related products (Reuters)Turnover is at a record high; rather than focusing on retention perks, companies should shift to aiming to be “a good place to be from” (Harvard Business School)
Tideline publishes a framework for impact labeling to help investors communicate their approach to sustainable investing (Tideline)
The Department of Labor (DOL) submitted newly proposed regulations to the White House’s Office of Management and Budget seeking to suspend, review or rescind Trump Administration limitations on ESG investments by retirement plan fiduciaries (PLANSPONSOR)
Fund managers report that the vague definition of “sustainability” in the EU’s Sustainable Finance Disclosure Regulation (SFDR) has caused confusion around the appropriate classification of sustainable funds (Reuters)
DOE awards $45M to advance solar manufacturing and grid technologies (U.S. Department of Energy)
The UK government is planning a significant investment in hydrogen to help make it a leading fuel source that can decarbonize its industries (Independent)