How ESG Matters Are Influencing M&A Due Diligence Trends

By Jeremy Kutner, Ben Perry and Matthew Triggs (June 22, 2022, 3:25 PM BST) -- Environmental, social and governance, or ESG, matters are high on governments' regulatory agendas. Topical concerns include, but are by no means limited to, climate and wider environmental sustainability, boardroom diversity and supply chain ethics.

To name a few developments in these areas, the U.K. government continues to pursue its stated intention to make climate disclosures, aligned with the Task Force on Climate-Related Financial Disclosures framework first published in 2017, "fully mandatory across the U.K. economy by 2025."[1]

Work on the U.K.'s Green Taxonomy and Sustainability Disclosure Requirements is also continuing, and in April mandatory diversity targets were introduced for issuers listed...

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