Kathy Jaffari and Rikisha Collins authored an article in The Legal Intelligencer that addresses how the initiatives of the Securities and Exchange Commission’s (SEC) 2021 rulemaking agenda were instituted, and discusses what to expect from the SEC in 2022. These initiatives included “requiring disclosures related to climate risk and human capital, including diversity, enhancing shareholder democracy, adopting changes to the 10b5-1 regime, mandating certain electronic filings and much more.”
Kathy and Rikisha look at the impact of new leadership and the SEC’s 2021 achievements such as the creation of the Climate and ESG Task Force in the Division of Enforcement to improve corporate disclosures and the approval of a Nasdaq rule to increase the diversity of board members, implementation of universal proxy cards to address the discrepancy within shareholder voting, among many others. They also discuss proposals for the adoption of new rules and amending current rules.
Based on last year’s outcome, it is expected that the SEC will have an even more vigorous agenda for 2022.
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