The Lawyer’s Daily quotes Montreal, Toronto and Vancouver lawyers Neil Kravitz, Taisha Lewis and Kai Alderson in an article on proxy season preview.
Neil Kravitz, a partner and co-leader of Fasken’s U.S. practice, spoke on diversity and disclosure requirement developments happening in Canada and the U.S.
He noted, as an overview, that the “rules in Canada are somewhat narrow in scope when it comes to diversity.”
Taisha Lewis, a partner at Fasken whose “corporate commercial and securities law practice is focused on mergers and acquisitions and corporate finance” provided an update on ISS’ diversity disclosure voting guidelines.
Kai Alderson, an energy and natural resources lawyer and partner at Fasken, highlighted climate change as an investor issue.
He noted that 2021 included “a number of extreme weather events, forest fires, flood, physical risks associated with changing climate,” and described that as “one bucket of climate related risks that investors care about when they’re talking about climate change, and ESG, and worried about the risk management of the companies they’re investing in.”