For the first time since 2016, shareholders have passed a proposal addressing plastic pollution, according to Bloomberg data. Two other proposals on plastic packaging made it to a vote this year before being defeated. These recent actions carry weighty implications for publicly held companies in the plastics value chain.
The new National Cryptocurrency Enforcement Team that the Department of Justice is forming will focus on investigating and prosecuting criminal misuse of cryptocurrency, but DOJ’s history of working with federal regulatory agencies on high-profile civil enforcement actions shows that crypto businesses willfully violating regulatory requirements should be wary of the team as well.
2021 M&A and investment data show a surge in deals involving entities with a nexus to crypto—a reflection of both the record levels of deal activity this year and the broader trend of more and more businesses taking an interest in cryptocurrencies and crypto-assets.