Author Archives: Lee Reiners

Regulating ESG Investing in the US and EU

By | November 7, 2023

In my new paper for the Climate Risk Disclosure Lab, I examine the different approaches to regulating Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) investing in the U.S. and European Union. The rise of ESG has brought significant challenges. The lack of a universal framework for ESG evaluation makes it difficult for investors and other stakeholders to… Read More »

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Reflections on the Ripple Decision

By | July 17, 2023

Last week, Judge Analisa Torres of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York ruled on cross-motions for summary judgement filed by the SEC and Ripple in relation to ongoing litigation that dates back to December 2020. The following is a short summary of Judge Torres’ ruling and my initial reactions.… Read More »

Statement of Opposition to HFSC’s Digital Asset Regulation Discussion Draft

By | June 27, 2023

The following letter was submitted to the House Financial Services Committee for inclusion in the record of a June 13, 2023, hearing titled: “The Future of Digital Assets: Providing Clarity for the Digital Asset Ecosystem.” The hearing was held to discuss a recently introduced bill that would provide a statutory framework for digital asset regulation.… Read More »

Summary of Comment Letters for the SEC’s Proposed Climate Risk Disclosure Rule

By | September 1, 2022

This article first appeared on the Climate Risk Disclosure Lab’s website. On March 21, 2022, the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC” or “Commission”) released a proposed rule titled “The Enhancement and Standardization of Climate-Related Disclosures for Investors.”  If finalized, the rule “would require registrants to provide certain climate-related information in their registration statements and annual… Read More »