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Public Companies Update – March One-Minute Reads

Learn about the Securities and Exchange Commission’s adopted rules governing climate disclosure, the SEC’s and Forbes’ findings that cybersecurity disclosures are lacking, the SEC’s approval of Nasdaq’s proposal for additional amendments related to reverse stock splits, the SEC’s charges against Skechers for failing to disclose related party transactions, an ISS report highlighting the return of governance proposals while sustainability proposals decrease, SEC confirmation of share repurchase disclosure requirements, and warnings from the SEC chair on AI-related challenges.

SEC Climate Disclosure Rules – Overview of the Newly Adopted Requirements and Next Steps

On March 6, 2024, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is expected to adopt long-awaited rules on climate-related disclosures. Join us on Tuesday, March 12, for an insightful webinar as our ESG & sustainability team examines the core provisions of the climate rules, analyze potential challenges in their interpretation and application, and highlight risks that reporting companies may encounter.

Comparing the SEC Climate Rules to California, EU and ISSB Disclosure Frameworks

For many companies, the SEC climate rules will apply in addition to other mandatory sustainability reporting frameworks already in force or imminently applicable. While the SEC’s climate rules touch on many of the same areas as the three 2023 California climate disclosure laws (Senate Bills 253 and 261 and Assembly Bill 1305) and the EU’s CSRD, there are points of significant divergence.”

Cooley’s 2023 Activism Year in Review: Wolf Packs at the Gate

As we look ahead to the 2024 proxy season (and beyond), let’s review the key 2023 trends and developments from activism playbooks, with a sharp focus on the ever-changing landscape in the technology and healthcare sectors.

ESG Myths: Separating Fact from Fiction

Tune in as Beth Sasfai, Cooley partner and head of the firm’s ESG and sustainability advisory practice, unpacks and debunks five common environmental, social and governance myths.

Comp Talks Series – Director Compensation

This monthly series will feature interactive sessions designed to update company decisionmakers about recent events in the executive compensation and employee benefits arena and prepare them for potential upcoming compensation-related hurdles. Cooley partners Alessandra Murata, Peter Adams and Ariane Andrade, will discuss various aspects of designing and implementing director compensation, including recent market trends, mitigating litigation risk, scope of policy-setting, practical considerations, and building in flexibility for the unexpected.

February 21, 2024

SEC Reporting Skills Workshop 2024

Join Cooley’s public companies group for our annual SEC Reporting Skills Workshop. This event will feature interactive sessions focused on drafting various Securities and Exchange Commission disclosures, identifying common pitfalls, and offering practical guidance for today’s dynamic reporting environment.

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