On Demand Webinar

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

Date of recording

May 14, 2024

Duration

1 Hr

Moderator
Lisa Mantello

Partner, Financial Services, Toronto

Speakers
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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