The SEC’s New ESG Expectations


The SEC’s cross-agency ESG focus has caught many firms by surprise during the last two years. This year alone, the SEC has conducted countless ESG examinations and issued two ESG rule proposals that would affect investment managers. The agency has also announced multiple ESG enforcement actions. Many CCOs wonder: What is my role?

Join us for a fireside chat where we will address the latest updates to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission's (SEC's) expectations for environmental, social, and governance (ESG) and share related insights from our experience, including:

  • Observations from ESG examinations and a discussion of SEC expectation
  • A discussion of enforcement actions from the SEC’s Climate and ESG Task Force and our expectations for the SEC’s enforcement posture moving forward
  • A discussion of proposed ESG rules and their implications for financial firms
  • How to prepare for the year ahead


  • Adam Aderton, Partner, Willkie Farr & Gallagher, Former Co-Chief of the SEC’s Division of Enforcement Asset Management Unit and Member of the SEC Climate and ESG Task Force
  • Dan Mistler, Partner, ACA Group
  • Alyssa Briggs, Managing Director, ACA Group