How Can Anyone Think Fox Has Genuinely Independent Directors?

According to The Wrap: Rupert Murdoch has pledged to follow the recommendations of special committees of the Fox Corp. and News Corp. boards on his proposal to recombine his media empire. Fox Corp. said Tuesday that the special committee of the board named to evaluate the plan to bring it back together with News Corp. received letters…

FRB Proposes Draft Principles for Large Banks’ Management of Climate-related Financial Risks |

The Federal Reserve Board (“FRB”) requested comment on draft “Principles for Climate-Related Financial Risk Management for Large Financial Institutions”. The proposed principles provide banks with “a high-level framework for the safe and sound management of exposures to climate-related financial risks for Board-supervised financial institutions with over $100 billion in assets.” The FRB said that the…

Agenda – Investors Cry Foul on Emissions Reduction Targets

Investors say many companies with some of the highest greenhouse gas emissions rates in the U.S. lack clear climate targets and, in some cases, are using nebulous climate-related goals to pad CEO pay. The fuzzy carbon emissions targets hurt the world’s efforts to avoid climate change and create poor incentives for CEOs to meet their…

Democratic AGs Letter on ESG

Attorney General Karl A. Racine today a group of 17 state attorneys general in warning the chairs and ranking members of the Senate Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs Committee and the House Financial Services Committee about Republican efforts to interfere with financial institutions’ ability to make sound investment decisions on behalf of hardworking Americans. The letter is…

Goldman Sachs to Pay $4 Million to Settle Investigation Over ESG Funds – WSJ

WASHINGTON—Goldman Sachs Group Inc.’s asset-management arm agreed Tuesday to pay $4 million to settle a regulatory investigation into how it managed mutual funds and other products that pick stocks based on environmental, social and governance criteria.The Securities and Exchange Commission said Goldman marketed the ESG funds and a similar investment strategy without always following a…

ESG Investing Is ‘Soaring.’ What Does It Mean?

As the big UN Climate Conference known as COP27 wraps up in Egypt, a new PwC report found that Investors globally are embracing Environment, Social and Governance (ESG) investing on a massive scale – “seen soaring 84%” to $33.9 trillion by 2026 but what does that mean? That’s a whopping 21.5% of total assets under…

ESG enforcement is on the rise Reuters

Investors and U.S. financial regulators have made clear that they seek to hold companies and asset managers responsible for public statements they make about ESG. When the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) created the Climate and ESG Task Force within the Division of Enforcement with the express purpose of identifying ESG-related misconduct, many public companies…