Learn about Environmental, Social & Corporate Governance violations and fraud, and how to report concerns under the Dodd-Frank Act and SEC Whistleblower Program.
The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has been more focused on ESG disclosures and operating practices in recent years. They've pursued enforcement actions against a number of companies engaged in ESG greenwashing, when they are considered a violation of securities laws.
The Dodd-Frank Act includes provisions to protect whistleblowers who report violations of securities laws, including violations related to environmental, social, and governance (ESG) issues. Whistleblowers who report ESG fraud may be eligible for rewards under whistleblower laws such as the Dodd-Frank Act and SEC Whistleblower Program.
In addition to establishing a whistleblower award program for the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), the 2010 Dodd-Frank Act greatly expanded anti-retaliation protections for individuals blowing the whistle on securities law violations.