April 26, 2023

ESG beyond borders: international perspectives on financing market trends and regulatory oversight for Canadian issuers and financial institutions


No longer an incidental consideration when pursuing business strategy and engaging stakeholders, ESG has given rise to a variety of new ways to raise and invest capital, as well as new regulations, more rigorous disclosure obligations and new areas of litigation risk.

Please join us for an in-person luncheon seminar in Toronto on April 26, 2023, for a look at recent ESG developments affecting corporate issuers, financial institutions and pension fund investors in Canada, the United States, the European Union, and the United Kingdom. Alongside panelists from Canadian-based law firm Osler, some of the topics we’ll discuss include:

  • Global perspectives on products in the market:
    • Green, social and sustainability-linked bonds and loans
    • Overview of the public and private frameworks available
    • Structuring and documenting considerations including the rise of greenwashing risk
  • Canadian, US and EU ESG-related securities regulatory disclosure obligations affecting Canadian issuers and financial institutions:
    • Canadian Securities Law disclosure obligations
    • SEC’s proposed climate change rules
    • SEC’s proposed rules regarding naming of funds, indices, or products that have ESG/sustainability in the name
    • EU Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive and EU Green Bond Standard

External Speakers


To register and learn more, visit the event website.


Wednesday, April 26, 2023
12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. EDT

Osler Conference Centre, 63rd Floor
First Canadian Place, 100 King St W
Toronto, Ontario


For any questions, please contact Hanson Hairihan at HHairihan@mayerbrown.com.

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