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 …›

September 3, 2020 - Resources

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

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 …›

September 3, 2020 - Resources

New California Law to Require Representation from “Underrepresented Communities” on Boards of Public Companies Headquartered in California

California’s Assembly Bill (“AB”) 979 is set to make waves both within the state and across the country as a groundbreaking new law that would require companies to diversify their boards and reserve seats for directors from “underrepresented communities.” The bill defines a director …›