Tag: ESG

Upcoming Webinar: ESG and ERISA Plans

We will discuss how asset managers are putting environmental, social and governance investing themes to work. Particular attention will be paid to the regulatory environment and the potential to pursue greater investment returns by seeking out companies with higher ESG ratings.

Reading Into the SEC’s 2021 Enforcement Priorities

The ongoing implementation of Regulation Best Interest gets top billing in the SEC’s recently published 2021 examination priorities list, though recent evidence suggests the regulator’s focus on share class disclosures remains a chief concern. 

House Democrats Introduce Pro-ESG Investing Bills

The lawmakers say their proposals to require more disclosure of environmental, social and governance information build on the proven principle that sustainable investing and profitable investing are not mutually exclusive.

Has the DOL Found an ESG Middle Ground?

George Michael Gerstein, an ERISA attorney with Stradley Ronon, dissects the DOL’s final rule regarding ESG investing in retirement plans, calling it a compromise that might be here to stay.

DOL’s Final ESG Rule Appears Slightly Softer Than Proposal

The final version of the regulation emphasizes the importance of using only ‘pecuniary’ factors in the assessment of investment options within tax-qualified retirement plans, rather than expressly limiting the use of environmental, social and governance themed investments.