Legal and business insights for impact-driven changemakers
  • - Reporting, Resources

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

    By: Jackie Liu

    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
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  • - Resources

    First Steps toward Recovery: Saving Small Businesses

    By: Susan H. Mac Cormac

    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
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  • - 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 of sustainable investing
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  • - Funding - Financing, Resources

    Morrison & Foerster Spearheads Launch of California Rebuilding Fund

    By: Susan H. Mac Cormac, Linda A. Arnsbarger, Olga Terets and Michael P. Santos

    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
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  • - 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 Finance , a
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  • - Funding - Financing

    Patents to Save the Planet

    By: Susan H. Mac Cormac and Otis Littlefield Ph.D.

    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.
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  • - Resources

    Recent Changes in Human Capital and D+I for Public Companies

    By: Jackie Liu and Alfredo B. D. Silva

    On August 26, 2020, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) announced, as part of its ongoing initiative to modernize Regulation S-K disclosure, amendments that add human capital resources as a separate disclosure topic, including any human capital measures or objectives that issuers focus on
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