Introducing Navigating State Regulation of ESG Investments

In The News
November 7, 2022

Ropes & Gray is pleased to introduce Navigating State Regulation of ESG Investments, an interactive website offering resources for monitoring the rapidly evolving legal and regulatory landscape concerning what role, if any, ESG factors should play in managing public retirement plan assets, and other related developments.

Highlights of the site include:

  • Color-Coded Map and Summaries of State Initiatives – A color-coded 50-state map and charts to provide summary views and additional, detailed information in real time of the latest governmental actions promoting or restricting the integration of ESG investments in certain industries, including the boycotting of fossil fuels, firearms and ammunition companies.
  • Overviews of Other Initiatives – Information on other ESG-related regulations and initiatives, such as the Department of Labor’s ESG rule, which is expected to be finalized before the end of 2022, as well as model policies from the American Legislative Exchange Council.
  • Ropes & Gray Thought Leadership – Links to articles, alerts, podcasts and other thought leadership addressing these topics, including a recent podcast (ESG and the State Coffers: An Emerging Political Battleground) that provides an informative and easily digestible overview for those who are new to this space and want to quickly get up to speed.

Be sure to visit this website often as our cross-practice team of ERISA, employee benefits and ESG specialists plan to update this site with new developments and thought leadership regularly. You can also subscribe to our dedicated mailing list “State Retirement Plan ESG Investment Updates” to remain current about developments important to you, including periodic updates to our state tracker chart.