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uk climate reporting regulations

TCFD reporting rules to affect more UK-based companies

REGULATORY RADAR - The UK's FCA published plans to extend climate reporting requirements to most UK-listed companies and domestic asset managers.

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EU publishes guidance to help companies address forced labor in supply chains

REGULATORY RADAR - The guidance is intended to enhance companies' capacity to eradicate forced labor from value chains.

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ESG disclosure regulations

SEC announces annual regulatory agenda, including proposed ESG disclosures

REGULATORY RADAR - The SEC's annual regulatory agenda includes proposed rules dealing with climate change disclosure, board diversity, ESG investments, cybersecurity, and human capital management

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product packaging requirements

Maine requires companies to pay for packaging

REGULATORY RADAR -On July 13, 2021, Maine signed the United States’ first packaging-based extended producer responsibility (EPR) program into law, signaling a possible change in the recycling systems in the nation.

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corporate board diversity requirements

SEC approves Nasdaq’s plan to boost diversity on corporate boards

REGULATORY RADAR - On August 6, 2021, the SEC approved two board diversity proposals previously filed by the stock market index Nasdaq: the Board Diversity Proposal and the Board Recruiting Service Proposal.

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electric vehicle requirements by 2030

Biden executive order targets half of all vehicles sold to be electric by 2030

REGULATORY RADAR - On August 5, 2021, President Joseph Biden announced and signed an executive order that sets a new target to make half of all new vehicles sold in 2030 zero-emissions vehicles.

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climate related financial risks

Global financial regulator issues roadmap for climate disclosures

REGULATORY RADAR - On July 7, 2021, the Financial Stability Board (FSB) issued its Roadmap for Addressing Climate-Related Financial Risks, prepared in consultation with standard-setting bodies.

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greehouse gas regulations

European Commission proposes landmark climate legislation, including carbon border tax

REGULATORY RADAR - On July 14, 2021, the European Commission proposed a landmark “Fit for 55” package of climate and energy legislation.

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criminal history employment laws

Regulators limit use of criminal histories in hiring decisions

REGULATORY RADAR - New laws and guidance in Louisiana, Maine, and New York limit the ability of employers to consider and demand criminal history during the hiring process.

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epa prohibits food pesticides

EPA to prohibit use of certain food pesticides

REGULATORY RADAR - On August 18, 2021, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced that it will stop the use of the pesticide chlorpyrifos on all food, by revoking all “tolerances” for the chemical.

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mandatory climate disclosure

Singapore Exchange proposes mandatory climate and board diversity disclosure for issuers

REGULATORY RADAR - Singapore Exchange Regulation (SGX RegCo) is proposing a roadmap for climate-related disclosures to be made mandatory in issuers’ sustainability reports

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personal data privacy law in china

China passes new personal data privacy law

REGULATORY RADAR - On August 20, 2021, China's National People's Congress passed a law designed to protect online user data privacy, which will go into effect on November 1.

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