117th Congress Begins by Protecting Whistleblowers 

This post first appeared on the Climate Risk Disclosure Lab’s website.  As the 117th Congress commences, the United States is facing several immense and immediate challenges: the COVID-19 pandemic, its resulting economic crisis, and climate change among them. Against this backdrop, the House of Representatives has made protecting whistleblowers one of their first legislative actions.    Every Congress starts by passing rules that all members and staff must abide by. This year, the House rules for the 117th Congress, contained in House Res. 8, included provisions concerning whistleblowers.  In response […]

WHAT THE E.U. DRAFT DIRECTIVE MEANS FOR U.S. COMPANIES’ CLIMATE-RELATED FINANCIAL RISK DISCLOSURES

This post first appeared on the Climate Risk Disclosure Lab website. The Lab is a collaboration between the Global Financial Markets Center at Duke Law, Duke’s Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions, and the National Whistleblower Center. Building upon prior European Union (“EU”) disclosure initiatives including the 2010 Timber Regulation and the 2017 Conflict Minerals Regulation, the […]

The Department of Labor Wants to Expose 401(k)s and Pension Plans to Greater Financial Risk from Climate-related Impacts

This post first appeared on the Climate Risk Disclosure Lab website. The Lab is a collaboration between the Global Financial Markets Center at Duke Law, Duke’s Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions, and the National Whistleblower Center.   On June 23, 2020, the Department of Labor (“DOL”) issued a proposed regulation for public comment aimed […]