Join a weekly discussion by Baker McKenzie regulatory and enforcement practitioners as we navigate this uncertain time and work together through the challenges ahead. We offer practical advice and real-time analysis of the changing landscape across the United States, Europe and Asia.

Recordings for the Week 1-8 sessions can be accessed in a previous post.

Week 10 — Sustainability Finance: The Current State of Play in the United States

Date: 11 June 2020 (Thursday), 11:30 AM EDT (NY)

Speakers: Peter Chan, Amy Greer, Jonathan Hoffman, Julian Hui, Jennifer Klass and Caitlin McErlane

Defining “ESG” and Sustainability

  • Benefits of a regulatory classification vs. market-led approach
  • How might the European taxonomy influence US firms’ approach to sustainability, and where do the UN Principles for Responsible Investment fit in?

The Evolving Disclosure Landscape

  • Current reporting landscape and potential rulemaking in the US
  • US vs. EU regulatory approach and what corporate issuers and asset managers need to know about the TCFD and the Disclosure Regulation​

Potential Enforcement and Examination Exposure

  • Greenwashing risk
  • Due diligence and sales practices

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Week 9 — Regulators Begin Active Response to COVID-19

Date: 28 May 2020 (Thursday), 11:30 AM EDT (NY)

Speakers: Peter Chan, Amy Greer, Jennifer Klass and Jeffrey Sturgeon

US Securities & Exchange Commission’s Cross-Divisional Market Monitoring Group

  • What is the purpose?
  • What can we expect?  

SEC Division of Enforcement’s COVID-19 Steering Committee

  • Who is participating?
  • What are they looking for?
  • What types of enforcement actions can we anticipate? 

Increased Whistleblower Activity

  • Why has the SEC seen such a significant jump?
  • How can you act to protect your firm?

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