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Tag: ESG

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Exxon Bypasses SEC, Seeks Court Order to Block ESG Shareholder Proposal

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As companies contemplate how best to respond to the rising number of environmental, social and governance (ESG) proposals from activist shareholders, Exxon Mobil has employed an unusual strategy to avoid such a vote. The oil giant is sidest...

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Tech Industry Coming to Terms with Water Consumption

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When it comes to industries commonly viewed as the biggest threats to the environment, sectors like oil and gas and manufacturing often come to mind. We should probably add cryptocurrency to that list as well. As the crypto industry has age...

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As ESG Pledges Continue to Rise, Who is Keeping Track?

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Climate-related pledges have been all the rage the last few years, with governments and corporate leaders publicly and emphatically stating their commitments to environmental, social and governance (ESG) practices. However admirable, these...

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SEC Touts Gains in Enforcement Actions in 2023

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As we prepare to flip the calendar to 2024, the tidal wave of announcements from federal agencies celebrating their yearly accomplishments has already started. The annual inundation of statistics often feels like a competition to see which...

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New California Laws May Set the Stage for Broader Climate Disclosure

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California has long been on the leading edge of environmental regulation in the United States, and the Golden State recently passed new climate disclosure laws that are poised to push the rest of the country forward. Last week, Democratic G...

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