In the world of environmental law and policy, 2021 brought about many notable developments, from the Biden administration’s policy shifts at the beginning of the year to COP26’s deliberations and diplomacy regarding climate change toward the end. At the same time, environmental, social, and governance issues (ESG) have been elevated in the popular discourse as never before.
And let’s not forget the continuation of the Covid-19 pandemic, which adds a layer of complication to everything. As we approach 2022, taking stock of what happened in 2021 helps shape expectations for the new year.
In addition to executive, legislative, and judicial news in the U.S. and abroad, informing our analysis are the results of a recent Crowell & Moring survey polling in-house counsel, sustainability professionals, compliance professionals, and others on how their companies are navigating ESG and environmental performance.
This article was originally posted on bloomberglaw.com