OpEd: ESG in Due Diligence Is Not Just Another Box to Check

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OpEd: ESG in Due Diligence Is Not Just Another Box to Check
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Maxime Ouellet, ing.

OpEd: ESG in Due Diligence Is Not Just Another Box to Check

ESG risks now assessed in M&A processes. Do you know how to collaborate as an EHS leader?
M.Ouellet, Chief Innovation & Product Officer

With ESG now a day-to-day focus for management and directors across industries, companies would be well-served to undertake a thoughtful assessment of ESG risks when evaluating potential targets in M&A activities. The following article was written by Cahill Gordon & Reindel LLP partners Helene Banks and Brockton Bosson and associate Jennifer Potts . Corporate focus on environmental, social and governance issues, largely driven by investor, customer, and other stakeholder demand, has been growing over the past decade, and, if the past year is any indication, this focus shows no sign of slowing down. In March 2021, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission announced the creation of a Climate and ESG Task Force within the Division of Enforcement and is currently analyzing public comments [1] on whether current disclosure rules are sufficient with respect to climate change issues and risks. Also earlier this year, the European Union’s the Sustainable Finance […]

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