Key Developments & Considerations in ESG Regulations for Asset Managers Navigating Global Compliance Duties

Environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues and considerations have become increasingly important to societies generally, investors, asset managers and, as a result, regulators and legislators across the globe. As more ESG rules are adopted in various jurisdictions, it may be challenging for global asset managers to comply with co‑existing obligations in different regions. To assist asset managers in considering their obligations in the ESG space, Sidley Austin hosted a panel in its Private Funds 2024 event, which featured firm partners Leonard Ng, Dominic James and Christian E. Pilhofer, as well as managing director and CCO of CVC Credit Anna Spector. This article summarizes the key takeaways from the program. For additional insights from Ng, see “FCA Identifies Regulatory Priorities for Alternative Investment Managers” (Oct. 13, 2022); and “FCA Details Shortcomings of ‘Host’ Authorized Fund Managers” (Aug. 26, 2021).

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