Mayer Brown announced today the launch of its Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) blog, Eye on ESG. The blog is designed to provide practical guidance to global businesses and clients amid the important and growing impact of ESG issues on their institutions and businesses, as well as the latest updates on new ESG-related developments.

The blog is co-edited by lawyers Mark Uhrynuk and Alexander Burdulia. Regular contributors include lawyers drawn from multiple practice areas across the Americas, Asia, and Europe.

"Amid an ever-changing business environment and a global pandemic, interest in ESG principles continues to grow among corporates, investors, regulators and consumers," said Mr. Burdulia. "It has become clear that these ideas are here to stay, and they are shaping our markets and economies in increasingly impactful ways. It is critical for market participants to stay informed and adapt to this new paradigm."

"At the same time, many stakeholders struggle to understand the scope and impact of ESG issues from legal, financial and reputational perspectives,” added Mr. Uhrynuk. “Our global, unified team of legal experts from a wide range of disciplines is well-equipped to provide insightful and integrated advice across the range of ESG risks, challenges and opportunities—from reporting obligations and fiduciary duties to human rights due diligence and impact investment, among others.”

Drawing from deep experience and building on existing service capabilities, the blog will cover a range of timely ESG updates and issues, including regulatory, policy, political and industry-related developments, as well as judicial developments and case law.

Through its global presence and leading ESG capabilities, Mayer Brown helps clients, regulators and other market participants navigate the full range of ESG issues. We understand approaching ESG regulatory considerations and have advised on numerous sustainable finance and impact investment transactions. Our lawyers help clients develop and incorporate ESG management systems as integral parts of their businesses to meet standards required by investors, and advise on corporate governance and disclosure requirements. We counsel clients on human rights reporting and due diligence requirements and act for numerous development finance institutions globally.

Visit the Eye on ESG blog.