March 22, 2022 - Resources

ESG: Navigating the Board’s Role Spring 2022 Course

ESG: Navigating the Board’s Role Spring 2022 Course Berkeley Law and Ceres will be hosting a course on ESG: Navigating the Board’s Role, starting on April 5th. Morrison & Foerster recommends this course for corporate directors and aspiring board members who would like to have …›

January 28, 2021 - Reporting, Resources

ISS, Glass Lewis, and Now Nasdaq – Board Diversity Is Here

On December 1, 2020, the Nasdaq Stock Market LLC (“Nasdaq”) proposed to adopt listing rules related to board diversity after determining that the national market and the public interest would benefit from a regulatory framework designed to promote “meaningful and multi-dimensional diversification of their …›

December 8, 2020 - Resources

First Steps toward Recovery: Saving Small Businesses

Suz Mac Cormac spoke to the Little Hoover Commission for the Commission’s new report on the economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic and small business recovery. Suz shared her perspective on how California can support small enterprises and her work spearheading the CA Rebuilding Fund …›

December 7, 2020 - Resources

Climate Links 12/7/2020

MoFo’s weekly Climate Links provide the latest industry updates from thought-leaders and third-party sources. This week: - Future of Sustainability in Investment Management: From Ideas to Reality, CFA Institute The CFA Institute develops a narrative about the history and current state …›

November 24, 2020 - Funding - Financing, Resources

Morrison & Foerster Spearheads Launch of California Rebuilding Fund

California Governor Gavin Newsom today announced the launch of The California Rebuilding Fund (the Fund), a program built to support California’s smallest businesses so they can adapt, reopen, and recover from the effects of COVID-19. The California Rebuilding Fund is a public-private partnership that drives capital from …›

November 20, 2020 - Resources

Climate Links 11/20/20

MoFo’s weekly Climate Links provide the latest industry updates from thought-leaders and third-party sources. This week: - How the Platform on Sustainable Finance Will Help Define our Green Future, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, 2020. The newly formed Platform on Sustainable …›

November 18, 2020 - Funding - Financing

Patents to Save the Planet

Suz Mac Cormac, Rufus Pichler, and Otis Littlefield argue that patent licensing is a potentially powerful tool to address climate change in an article authored for Intellectual Property Magazine. “Increasingly, companies with green technology are also focused on monetizing environmental benefits,” the authors wrote. “But monetizing …›

November 12, 2020 - Measuring, Reporting

IRS Rules That Impact Investment Fund Is Not Charitable Activity

Over the last decade, impact investing has become a significant focus of many nonprofits, just as it has captured the attention of investors who care about social benefit or environmental results as much as financial results. The IRS recently issued a ruling that is …›