Private capital providers, investors, asset managers, and financial institutions will likely continue to face a fragmented regulatory landscape on ESG matters.

By Betty M. Huber, Matthew Green, Henry Miller, Austin J. Pierce, Catherine G. Willis, and Sam Wong

Various US states have taken and continue to take action on ESG investing and other matters, with new variants emerging regularly. Some of the state bills, laws, and actions overlap thematically, and indeed some are based on common model bills. However, there are sufficient differences among them — and the politics and politicians underlying them — that make it prudent to review each state’s profile separately.

This resource provides a practical summary of selected key developments among many of the largest states by investment fund size. It aims to serve as an initial resource for private capital and related financial entities in understanding the major US state-level policies that may impact them.

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