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Watch – Preparing for Investors: Understanding Term Sheets and Financings

Hosted by Foley Hoag and Cleantech Open

Bringing in outside investors is an important step in the growth of most emerging companies. Understanding the differences between kinds of investments can help companies successfully navigate the fundraising process.

Most fundraising starts with a term sheet, and important deal terms are negotiated at this stage. By better understanding what term sheets should cover, companies can be better protected.

This webinar dives into common types of investment structures for early-stage companies,… More

ERISA Fiduciaries May Factor Climate Change Issues Into Economic Analysis of Investments

New guidance from the US Department of Labor (“DOL”) clarifies the role of environmental, social and governance issues (referred to as “ESG factors”) in investment decisions by ERISA fiduciaries.  ERISA Interpretive Bulletin 2015-01 recognizes that ESG factors, which include climate change, may directly affect the economic value of an investment, and makes clear that ERISA fiduciaries should appropriately consider such factors in investment decisions.

This Bulletin,… More