One of the biggest struggles for companies when they start out collecting the data they need for climate and other sustainability disclosures is developing the disclosure and internal controls necessary to help ensure the accuracy of that data. Unlike financial reporting, there is a lack of well-known, well-worn practices to help with the information’s integrity.

Recently, ISS published new voting policies (the Global Board-Aligned U.S. Voting Guidelines and Global Board-Aligned International Voting Guidelines), which broadly retain the policies in the standard ISS benchmark voting policies on corporate governance topics, but recommend votes in line with board recommendations on environmental and social matters. These new guidelines are available to ISS

Just last month, Stewart Landefeld ran a popular blog with practice pointers about directors and their personal devices. Now the DOJ has issued significant new guidance regarding the use of personal devices and the retention of corporate communications that bears reading. Learn more in our Update on this topic. Here’s an excerpt from that Update:

Here’s an excerpt from this “White Collar Briefly” blog about this recent speech by DOJ Deputy Attorney General Lisa Monaco heralding a new era of corporate enforcement aimed at addressing U.S. national security priorities:

“In this most recent announcement, DAG Monaco set a new tone: announcing that enforcement of national security-related violations—most notably sanctions evasion

Last October, the SEC adopted final rules directing the NYSE and Nasdaq to adopt listing standards requiring companies to have clawback policies that provide for the recovery, in the event of a required accounting restatement, of certain incentive-based compensation received by current or former executive officers based on erroneously reported financial information.  

Last week, the