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

    By: Jackie Liu and Alfredo B. D. Silva

    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
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    Capital Markets Embrace a Novel Corporate Form

    By: Alfredo B. D. Silva and Susan H. Mac Cormac

    In 2013, Delaware passed legislation adopting a new corporate form, the public benefit corporation (PBC), with a view to allowing directors of for-profit corporations to take actions not just in pursuit of stockholder returns, but also with the “[intent] to produce a public benefit
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    MoFo Spearheads California Task Force to Save Small Businesses

    By: Susan H. Mac Cormac, Michael P. Santos, Alfredo B. D. Silva and Olga Terets

    When California became the first state to go into COVID-19-related lockdown in late March, Morrison & Foerster San Francisco-based corporate partner Susan (Suz) Mac Cormac was alarmed by what she knew would be a devastating impact on the state’s small businesses. Her concern was compounded by
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