On Demand Webinar

The Current State of Climate Change and ESG-Related Regulations in Canada and the US

Date of recording

May 14, 2024


1 Hr

Lisa Mantello

Partner, Financial Services, Toronto

John M. Valley

Partner, Corporate, Toronto

Jason Comerford

Partner, Corporate, New York

Anna Pinedo

Partner, Mayer Brown

Lawrence Cunningham

Special Counsel, Mayer Brown

CLE / CPD Credit Information

  • British Columbia – General - 1.00
  • Ontario – Substantive - 1.00
  • Quebec – General credits - 1.00

Please join us via webinar for a panel discussion on the current state of climate change and ESG-related regulations affecting corporate issuers, financial institutions and pension fund investors doing business in Canada and the US. Lawyers from Osler and Mayer Brown will discuss:

The SEC final climate change rules, the principal changes from the SEC’s proposed rules, and the status of the rules given the current stay, including: 

  • A brief overview of changes to Regulation S-K and Regulation S-X affecting non-financial statement disclosures
  • Scope and phase-in periods for the SEC’s final rules
  • Litigation challenges to the SEC final rules and the current status given the SEC stay
  • California climate change legislation and disclosure requirements
  • Litigation challenges to California legislation
  • An overview of other pending SEC ESG-related proposals, status and prospects

Current CSA disclosure requirements and developments, and the CSSB’s recent proposal, including: 

  • Existing CSA climate-related disclosure guidance from 2019
  • CSA consultation paper from 2021 – NI 51-107
  • The interplay of CSA and SEC rulemaking and treatment of MJDS issuers
  • Overview of CSSB’s proposed CSDS 2
  • CSA’s response and next steps for CSA – timing and decisions to make
  • Other areas of potential CSA ESG-related rule-making

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