The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) recently proposed major rule changes to both the Securities Act of 1933 and SEC Act of 1934, requiring domestic and foreign registrants to disclose climate change risks in their annual SEC reports and SEC registration filings. What’s happening In addition to...

Validere has recently achieved not one, not two, but three recognitions for being a top-notch place to work! In December, we achieved Great Place to Work status, and this month we’ve also been recognized on the 2022 Best Workplaces for Start-Ups and 2022 Best Workplaces...

As energy demands peak in 2022 and investment returns, some companies will recognize the market's cyclical nature and double down on their ESG initiatives to differentiate themselves, while others may think ESG’s relevance is decreasing. “We’re going to see the beginning of a greater divide...

As more countries bring more renewable energy sources online, natural gas will increasingly be used for baseline power generation to fill the gap when renewables like solar and wind cannot produce enough power.  “We will see nations globally adding gas storage at a scale that we...

Oil sand production expanded at the end of 2021, which will increase the overall quantity, make production heavier, and reduce price volatility. As Canadian oil gets heavier, we'll see more non-combustion end uses leading to an overall scope three emissions reduction. “Canadian crude oil production is...

All ESG considerations go through three broad phases—activism, discovery, and execution. First, we see public debate of whether to address an issue or not. Once the issue graduates to the discovery phase, companies look for the right initiatives to solve the problem. Finally, the market...

In 2021, the pressure on the oil and gas industry to address carbon emissions continued to mount from all sides: the American Petroleum Institute has called for “sensible regulation that prices carbon across all economic sectors,” a European court has called for Shell to accelerate...