14.12.2022 09.06 CST
New DOL guidance seeks to clarify relationship between ESG factors and ERISA fiduciary requirements.
The U.S. Department of Labor has issued new final regulations that attempt (once again) to clarify how plan fiduciaries can consider the use of environmental, social and governance factors (“ESG”) in making plan investment decisions. The goal of these new final regulations was to walk back regulations, finalized during the waning days of the Trump administration in December 2020, that placed obstacles in the way of fiduciaries considering the use of ESG factors.
03.07.2020 06.45 CDT
The U.S. Department of Labor has issued new proposed regulations that provide guidance on the process that plan fiduciaries should use in selecting ESG investments. In issuing the proposed regulations the DOL targets ESG funds and creates new requirements--and hurdles-to the use of such funds.
Proposed DOL regulations would add new restrictions to the use of ESG funds.
The Department of Labor has issued new proposed regulation regarding intended to guide plan fiduciaries seeking to invest in funds that utilize environmental, social and governance (“ESG”) considerations. The proposed regulations identify specific (additional) steps that fiduciaries must take in order to utilize ESG funds and would prohibit use of ESG funds within plan “default” investments.