In The Press November 29, 2021

New No-Action Rules to ‘Embolden’ Investors on ESG Proposals (Agenda Week)

Changes announced this month to the way Securities and Exchange Commission staff will handle no-action requests may result in an influx of shareholder proposals on environmental, social and governance issues. Chairman of Goodwin’s Public Company Advisory practice Sean Donahue added that this new stance at the SEC will embolden investors to submit proposals around environmental and social issues, making it more difficult for companies to negotiate. Read the Agenda Week article here.