Bloomberg Law
Nov. 1, 2021, 7:02 AM

ANALYSIS: ESG, SPACs, and Proxies—A 2022 Forecast for SEC Action

Preston Brewer
Preston Brewer
Legal Analyst

Gary Gensler has been leading the Securities and Exchange Commission on an ambitious rulemaking agenda since he assumed the chairman’s role in April. In June, the SEC released its list of short- and long-term regulatory actions covering 49 areas, including 36 at the proposed rule stage. That compares to 16 proposed rules on the Fall 2020 agenda (32 overall) and 19 proposed rules (43 overall) on the Spring 2020 agenda. The agenda includes numerous hot-button topics such as ESG and diversity, corporate insider trading plans, gamification (i.e., the GameStop phenomenon), SPACs, and enhancing shareholder democracy. It also includes a revisiting ...

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