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How double materiality assessments can go beyond CSRD compliance April 8, 2024
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The European Union (EU)’s Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive (CSRD) aims to make corporate sustainability reporting more transparent, consistent, and standardized to help drive capital towards sustainable investment as part of the new Green Deal.

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The SEC’s Final Climate Disclosure Rule Is Here. What’s Next?  March 8, 2024
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Two years after first being introduced, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) finalized a landmark climate disclosure rule with a 3-2 vote on March 6, 2024. Passed just months after California enacted its Climate Accountability Package (SB 253, SB 261) and AB 1305, the SEC’s climate disclosure rule will now require all publicly traded companies and foreign private issuers that are registered with the SEC to disclose their climate-related risks in annual SEC filings.  

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A Common Language for ESG Disclosure: Updates from the 2024 IFRS Sustainability Symposium February 27, 2024
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Beyond the theme of capital markets learning a new language to communicate value when it comes to sustainability-related information, the other dominant message at this year’s Symposium was centered on a call to action to prepare for and support widespread use of the ISSB Standards. Companies need to start or continue to explain the risks and opportunities in their sustainable transitions to attract investment. Consistent, comparable, and decision-useful sustainability disclosure will unlock these capital flows.

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Climate disclosure in 2024: Full speed (and a little California sunshine) ahead January 25, 2024
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While 2024 shapes up to be yet another “keep-us-on-our-toes-year” on the sustainability front—with everything from tackling social implications of artificial intelligence to navigating debates on ESG topics as we head into another election cycle—one area will stay front and center for companies and their sustainability teams: climate disclosure.

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COP28: “The Beginning of the End” of the Fossil Fuel Era? December 18, 2023
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The 28th annual United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP28) kicked off in late November with a deal to create a loss and damage fund for countries in the Global South.

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Issue Brief: Glass Lewis Expands Scrutiny of ESG Oversight in 2024 U.S. Voting Guidelines  November 30, 2023
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On November 16, 2023, proxy advisory firm Glass Lewis released its updated voting guidelines for the 2024 proxy season for the United States, Canada, Europe, the UK, and Korea.

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Clearsulting and HXE Partners Form Alliance to Help Companies Deliver ESG Investor Grade Reporting October 19, 2023
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Clearsulting and HXE Partners, a Morrow Sodali company announced their alliance to help private and publicly traded companies meet ESG disclosure requirements around the world.

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Issue Brief: 2024 GRESB Real Estate Updates  October 18, 2023
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On October 18, 2023, GRESB issued updates to the 2024 Real Estate Assessment with implications to specific indicators and scoring.

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How Corporate Biodiversity Disclosures Fit in an Evolving ESG Landscape October 2, 2023
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The TNFD’s recommendations afford investors and investees an opportunity to identify, appraise, and manage how the private sector contributes to the biodiversity loss crisis.

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Issue Brief: Launch of the Taskforce on Nature-Related Financial Disclosures Reporting Framework September 22, 2023
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On Tuesday, September 19th, the Taskforce on Nature-related Financial Disclosures (TNFD) released its final recommendations and guidance on nature-related risk reporting. The TNFD aims to provide companies and financial institutions with a framework for identifying, assessing, managing, and disclosing their nature-related dependencies, impacts, risks, and opportunities.

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Morrow Sodali Acquires HXE Partners August 3, 2023
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Morrow Sodali Acquires HXE Partners: Continues Expansion of Leading ESG Advisory Practice, Adds Deeper Climate-related Expertise

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Advancing ESG Priorities in an Anti-ESG Atmosphere July 25, 2023
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Despite ongoing anti-ESG sentiment in the United States, investors, regulators, and other stakeholders continue to advance environmental, social, and governance priorities, underscoring the long-term staying power of the foundational concepts of ESG.

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Issue Brief: ISSB and TCFD July 25, 2023
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Earlier this month, the Financial Stability Board (FSB) and International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) Foundation announced that the FSB, which created the Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD), will transfer the responsibility of monitoring progress on companies’ climate related disclosures from the TCFD to the International Sustainability Standards Board (ISSB), which sits under IFRS.

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How the EU CSRD is Changing the ESG Reporting Landscape July 13, 2023
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At HXE Partners, we expect the demand for more complete ESG disclosures will continue to increase, and the CSRD establishes a new regulatory baseline that will be referenced globally.

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Norman Wong Joins HXE Partners July 12, 2023
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HXE Partners is pleased to announce the hiring of Norman Wong as an Associate on our Climate Team.

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Convergence in Global Sustainability Disclosure: The New ISSB Standards Are Here June 27, 2023
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The International Sustainability Standards Board (ISSB) officially released a new and consolidated global baseline of sustainability reporting standards, known as the IFRS Sustainability Reporting Standards.

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Kevin Liu and Alyssa Sweigard Join HXE Partners May 23, 2023
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HXE Partners is pleased to announce the hiring of Kevin Liu and Alyssa Sweigard as Associates for our Sustainability and ESG team.

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Issue Brief: SBTi Building Sector Guidance May 23, 2023
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Launched in 2015, the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi) promotes best practices for setting emissions reductions targets and independently assesses corporate targets. As part of efforts to refine emissions reduction modelling to be aligned with limiting global temperatures to 1.5C, the SBTi has partnered with the Carbon Risk Real Estate Monitor (CRREM) and is developing updated sector specific target setting methodologies, tools, and guidance building sector companies and other stakeholders. CRREM is a leading global initiative focused on deriving pathways for the real estate sector to decarbonize in alignment with the Paris Agreement.

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Update on the SEC’s proposed new rules for ESG disclosures
HXE Partners to Present at 10th Annual Global Real Estate Markets Conference May 19, 2023
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On November 4th, HXE Partners' CEO Harry Etra will be at the New York Stock Exchange discussing the current state of the global real estate markets at the 10th annual Wisconsin School of Business Global Real Estate Markets Conference.

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How COP 15 Will Impact the Corporate Nature-Related Risk Management Landscape March 30, 2023
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The fifteenth United Nations Biodiversity Conference (COP 15) of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), completed in December 2022, set out targets for global biodiversity conservation through 2030. The pursuit of these conservation targets will help companies, investors, and regulators manage nature-related financial risks.

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Issue Brief: The ISSB and IFRS Sustainability Disclosure Standards March 2, 2023
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The International Sustainability Standards Board (ISSB) is nearing the completion of a new and consolidated global baseline of sustainability reporting standards.

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SEC Proposed Rules for Climate-Related Disclosures: What We Expect February 1, 2023
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HXE Partners examines the context behind the proposal and the main highlights of its proposed requirements.

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Lauren Palumbo, Chief Operating Officer HXE Partners
Lauren Palumbo Joins HXE Partners as Chief Operating Officer January 17, 2023
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HXE Partners is pleased to announce the hiring of Lauren Palumbo as our new Chief Operating Officer (COO). Lauren joins the firm with a background in strategic organizational growth, systems implementation, and team and culture development.

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Emily Wei to Speak at Duane Morris’s Webinar on Investor Relations December 23, 2022
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On February 23rd, HXE Partners' Emily Wei will share what ESG issues mean to investors and how shareholders view ESG topics. The webinar will include topics such as green financing, ESG performance metrics, and green bonds.

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HXE Partners at the Manufactures Alliance Conference December 23, 2022
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From March 14th-16th, HXE Partners' CEO Harry Etra and Senior Associate, Climate, Ben Robinson attended the Manufactures Alliance Sustainability Council meeting where they learned about sustainability best practices.

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HXE Partners Featured on Fitwel’s Ambassador Learning Session Webinar November 30, 2022
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HXE Partners' CEO Harry Etra, a Fitwel Ambassador, shared his insights with over 50 attendees on industry ESG trends, the current landscape for the “S” in ESG, and how Fitwel is helpful in ESG reporting and statistics.

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Meet The Environment + Energy Leader 100 Honorees: an Interview With Harry Etra October 26, 2022
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Recognized as an Environment + Energy Leader 100 Honoree in 2021, HXE Partners CEO Harry Etra was interviewed by Jennifer Nastu of Environment + Energy Leader as part of their “Meet the Honorees” series on October 25th.

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GRESB Real Estate
HXE Partners Announces Partnership With GRESB October 15, 2022
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HXE Partners is proud to announce that we are now a GRESB Partner. GRESB Partners help advance ESG in real assets. Through this partnership, our team of experts will continue to help our client companies to plan for and submit their responses to GRESB to improve their performance, year-over-year.

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Dallas Bar Association’s virtual Continuing Legal Education (CLE) webinar
Harry Etra Presents on ESG Topics for the Dallas Bar Association September 1, 2022
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HXE Partners CEO Harry Etra will speak on the Dallas Bar Association’s virtual Continuing Legal Education (CLE) webinar “ESG Compliance and Disclosure – What’s to Come?”

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Harry Etra Participates in Sustain.life’s Fireside Chat on Sustainability and ESG Consulting August 18, 2022
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HXE Partners CEO Harry Etra participated as a panelist on Sustain.Life’s Fireside Chat on Sustainability and ESG Consulting.

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HXE Partners’ Inaugural Offsite In New York City July 28, 2022
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HXE Partners held our first in-person offsite in New York City this week! From strategic planning workshops to volunteering at a community garden in the East Village, we certainly enjoyed spending time offline together.

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HXE at the Environment + Energy Leader Solutions Summit ‘22 July 17, 2022
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HXE Partners will be attending the 7th annual Environment + Energy Leader Solutions Summit ’22 from July 19th-21st. We’re looking forward to sharing ideas and seeing our environmental solutions colleagues at the virtual conference.

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Fitwel Certification System’s Partner Program
HXE Partners Joins Fitwel Certification System’s Partner Program June 30, 2022
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HXE Partners is proud to announce that we have joined the Fitwel Certification System’s Partner Program. The Partner Program is Fitwel’s trademark program for companies looking to promote aligned products and demonstrate support for Fitwel’s mission.

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OETV ESG Interview with Harry Etra
Harry Etra Featured on OETV’s ESG Interview Series June 3, 2022
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Interviewed by OETV’s ESG Host Sasha Chasen, Harry spoke about the financial community’s influence on meaningful environmental and social policy, the importance of investing for climate adaptation and stronger ROI, and how HXE Partners is working with companies to develop and implement collaborative, impactful ESG strategies.

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Harry Etra Presents on Duane Morris’ ESG Webinar Series May 26, 2022
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HXE Partners’ CEO Harry Etra was featured on the Duane Morris Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) Webinar Series “Measuring and Analyzing the Impacts of ESG”.

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HXE Partners Named Green Lease Leaders Supporting Partner of the Year May 18, 2022
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HXE Partners is proud to be recognized as Supporting Partner of the Year of the Green Lease Leaders program. HXE has helped six clients receive Green Lease Leaders recognition to date.

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Nature
Aadil Siddiqi Speaks at Credit Suisse 2022 Conservation Finance Conference May 13, 2022
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HXE Partners’ Aadil Siddiqi participated in the 9th annual Credit Suisse 2022 Conservation Finance Conference: “Super-Year for Nature – An Inflection Point for Nature and Conservation Finance”.

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SVB NextGen
Harry Etra to Speak at SVB’s NextGen Professional Development Summit May 11, 2022
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HXE Partners’ CEO Harry Etra will speak at the Silicon Valley Bank's (SVB) NextGen Professional Development Summit in Austin, Texas during a panel discussion titled “Navigating the ESG Ecosystem."

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HXE Partners to Present at Nareit’s ESG JumpStart Workshop January 24, 2022
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HXE Partners' CEO Harry Etra will share what ESG issues mean in the REIT industry, and how to effectively navigate collaboration and goal setting.

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HXE Partners Supports the TNFD January 6, 2022
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The TNFD has just announced the release of the first beta version of its disclosure framework, which aims to guide organizations in their reporting on nature-related risks. HXE Partners is proud to support the TNFD framework.

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NIRI 2022
Harry Etra to Speak at The NIRI Southeast Conference January 3, 2022
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HXE Partners' CEO Harry Etra will speak at the NIRI Southeast conference in Atlanta and provide context on ESG regulations and disclosures. The conference is focused on investor relations and includes individuals from a variety of industries.

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Morrow Sodali Acquires HXE Partners August 3, 2023
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Issue Brief: ISSB and TCFD July 25, 2023
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Norman Wong Joins HXE Partners July 12, 2023
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HXE Partners Supports the TNFD January 6, 2022
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Harry Etra
Managing Director
Lauren Palumbo
Senior Director, Operations
Ben Robinson
Senior Director
Anne Shiraishi
Senior Director
Emily Wei
Senior Director
Haley Keyko
Director, Data Solutions
Myles Scott
Director, Sustainability and ESG

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Harry Etra
Managing Director
Lauren Palumbo
Senior Director, Operations
Ben Robinson
Senior Director
Anne Shiraishi
Senior Director
Emily Wei
Senior Director
Haley Keyko
Director, Data Solutions
Myles Scott
Director, Sustainability and ESG
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