Legal Considerations
in Responsible Investment

Hedge Funds Making Progress, But Slow to Adopt ESG

According to a survey of institutional investors by research firm, Preqin, 65% of hedge fund managers do not have an ESG policy. Hedge funds have been the slowest among alternative asset managers to integrate ESG principles into investment decisions. “When it comes to environmental and social issues, in our observation, we’ve seen limited adoption of these principles by hedge funds,” said Aon Hewitt’s Chris Walvoord. To some hedge fund managers, constraining portfolios based on ESG considerations is contradictory; hedge funds exist to generate return across a range of markets and asset classes. As ESG factors are poised to grow in importance to investors, however, it is likely that those hedge funds that embrace ESG considerations may soon have a competitive advantage.

Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI) Partners with G&E to Provide Standardized Legal ESG Clauses

SEC Votes 3-1 on Climate Change Disclosure Rules

SEC Proposes Long-Awaited Climate Change Disclosure Rules

Department of Labor Proposed Rule re ESG Investments

U.S. Senate Re-introduces the Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act

ESG Institute Submits Amicus Brief Supporting Corporate Liability for Child Slavery in Supply Chain

U.S. Bans Importation of Malaysian Palm Oil Products Following Petition Filed by the G&E ESG Institute

G&E Petitions to Block Palm Oil Imports Produced by FGV Holdings Berhad Using Child and Forced Labor

ESG Initiatives Adopted by Exchanges

Hedge Funds Making Progress, But Slow to Adopt ESG

Uzbek Working to End Forced Labor in Cotton Fields

EU Agrees on New Requirements Regarding Sustainable Investments and Sustainability Risk Disclosures

Investment Professionals Increasingly Focused on ESG Factors

Aon Survey Shows 68% of Global Investors Consider Responsible Investing Important

Large Investors Ask SEC to Issue Rules on ESG Disclosure Standards

Ninth Circuit Holds No Duty to Disclose Unfair Labor Practices under California Consumer Protection Law

DOL Qualifies ERISA Fiduciaries’ Obligations Regarding ESG Considerations


Copyright © Grant & Eisenhofer P.A. All Rights Reserved.