Title

SEC establishes Enforcement Division Climate and ESG Task Force
Client Memorandum

Created date

3/5/2021

Yesterday, the Securities and Exchange Commission announced a newly created Climate and ESG Task Force in the Division of Enforcement. The announcement is a reminder for public companies, investment advisers and funds to prepare for increased enforcement scrutiny regarding ESG disclosures, plans, and investment products.  The new task force also is the latest signal of an effort to portray an SEC enforcement program that is both more aggressive and increasingly focused on specific policy objectives.