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Key 2023 Developments in the ESG Regulatory Landscape

By December 20, 2023April 1st, 2024No Comments

2023 featured a flurry of new rules and regulations aimed at addressing concerns or inefficiencies with the practice of environmental, social, and governance (ESG) and responsible investing. In Silver’s year-end summary, we provide a non-exhaustive overview of the following key developments in the ESG regulatory landscape across the U.S., EU, and UK:

U.S. Regulatory Landscape:  

  • What’s the Hold Up on the SEC’s ESG Regulations?
  • California Passes Landmark Climate Disclosure Laws
  • SEC’s ESG Enforcement Activity Continues
  • SEC Modernizes “Names Rule” – Focus on “Particular Characteristics”
  • ESG Comes Under Attack by Politicians and Political Groups
  • California Passes New Venture Capital Diversity Disclosure Law

EU Regulatory Landscape:

  • More Updates to SFDR – and More Questions
  • Introduction of the European Sustainability Reporting Standards
  • EU Taxonomy Regulation: Delegated Acts Published in the Official Journal

UK Regulatory Landscape:

  • UK introduces New Sustainability Disclosure Requirements (SDRs)
  • Introduction of Sustainability Disclosure Standards

We have put together a comprehensive report that includes summaries of all the topics mentioned above, along with our key takeaways, which you can download below.

Please feel free to contact us at [email protected] with any questions or concerns you might have regarding anything mentioned above and how these changes might impact your firm’s ESG program.

Download Full ESG Year-End Report Here