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After the Earth Summit: Now What?

At the Earth Day summit, President Biden announced that, by 2030, the U.S. will cut greenhouse gas emissions by at least 50% from 2005 levels and will double climate-related financial aid to developing countries by… Read more »

Protecting Our Natural Resources

This Earth Day we’re encouraged by the proliferating commitments from financial services firms, regulators, policy makers, and corporations, in support of protecting and valuing the climate and natural ecosystems. Although there is much to be done, including… Read more »

The Economics of A Changing Climate

New York University School of Law recently conducted an expert survey on the economics of climate change.  Out of 738 PhD-level economists responding, 74% agreed that “immediate and drastic action is necessary.”  Respondents estimated that “economic damages… Read more »

The Great Repricing is Here

In last week’s ESG Practice Playbook, Jeff talked about the cascade of recent physical climate events and the legal and regulatory trends that are increasingly putting climate change considerations at the center of business and… Read more »

World Water Day: Investing in a Critical Resource

“When you need water, water is the only thing that will do.” ~Matt Diserio, President, Water Asset Management Climate change is increasingly disrupting the hydrological cycle, manifesting in increased flooding and droughts.  Alongside this, multiple… Read more »

ESG Is Here to Stay: Progress at the SEC

While the EU and other jurisdictions have been pressing ahead with ESG policy and regulations aimed at creating market clarity, the SEC has been way behind. However, recent developments demonstrate that a U.S. catch up… Read more »

The Race to Net Zero

More and more countries and individual businesses are making Net Zero commitments, moving beyond carbon neutrality to removing human-induced CO² emissions from the atmosphere. Carbon neutrality and net zero emissions are often used interchangeably, but there… Read more »

The Road Back to Paris and Beyond

The U.S. is now officially back in the Paris Agreement. Messages coming from the government on climate change are strongly worded, but it’s still early days in terms of tangible actions. As The New York Times noted,… Read more »