ESG Disclosure Risk in Texas

March 8, 2022

Scarlett Collings will present a virtual CLE program on ESG Disclosure Risk in Texas, hosted by Locke Lord and the Texas General Counsel Forum on Tuesday, March 8 at 12:00pm CT.

ESG prioritization and transparency are the new shiny objects making the rounds up and down both Main Street and Wall Street. As such, capital market disclosure risk over ESG frameworks is a fact of life, and it can be further complicated by competing demands and messaging. On one hand, federal securities regulators have signaled increased scrutiny of investor disclosures in both the public and private markets, and particularly on ESG issues and risks. While on the other hand, Texas law makers have banned state entities from doing business with ESG-focused market players that allegedly discriminate against gun makers and oil and gas companies, and in particular, banks vying to underwrite municipal securities in Texas are required to publicly certify their commitment to not harming guns or fossil fuel production. Proactively and consistently threading the needle between ESG-focused SEC disclosure demand and countervailing Lone Star threats to “boycott the boycotters” is critical to risk mitigation for companies doing business in Texas.

1.00 Hour CLE Credit Pending

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