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About the Forum
The Capital Markets Forum works with the Banking, Insurance, Investment Funds and Securities Law Committees to form the Financial Services Section.
The Capital Markets Forum is a private sector initiative set up to monitor and assist in the orderly development of capital markets, while recognising the importance of the legal role in providing a framework in which market forces can work most efficiently, and in settling the parameters of fair behaviour.
Membership is open to non-lawyers to enable a practical interaction and communication channel between business lawyers, market professionals and regulators. Forum members have the opportunity to contribute on a practical level to the activities of the forum via discussion groups established to comment on 'hot topics' of concern to practitioners.
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Survey on ESG public disclosures
This survey aims to assess how different jurisdictions regulate environmental, social and governance (ESG) disclosures and to determine whether and to what extent ESG disclosures are now mandatory due to prevailing regulatory trends and institutional investors’ demands. The importance of addressing this problem lies in the fact that ESG factors are increasingly becoming important to investors, and companies that fail to provide transparent and accurate ESG disclosures risk losing investor confidence and facing reputational damage.
Left unaddressed, the lack of clear regulations and guidance around ESG disclosures could lead to inconsistent and inadequate reporting, making it difficult for investors to make informed decisions. This could ultimately result in a lack of trust in the capital markets and, in turn, negatively impact the legal profession and society as a whole. Additionally, failure to address ESG disclosures could result in increased regulatory scrutiny, legal liability and reputational damage for companies that do not comply with regulations. Overall, the importance of addressing this issue lies in ensuring transparency and accuracy in ESG reporting, which is critical for sustainable and responsible investing and a healthy capital market ecosystem.Download survey
International Selling Restrictions
The Capital Markets Forum has undertaken a project to monitor international selling restrictions by jurisdiction. At the project webpage, you will see information on selling restrictions in various jurisdictions that apply to offerings of equity securities by companies incorporated outside the jurisdiction.