Creating Environmental, Social, and Governance Criteria: Transparency, Reliance, and Due Diligence
Recording of a 90-minute CLE webinar with Q&A
This CLE webinar will discuss with corporate and in-house counsel an overview of environmental, social, and governance (ESG) criteria and the framework and legal requirements for ESG reporting, disclosure, and diligence. The panel will examine the fiduciary duties of directors related to ESG measures and decision-making and finding the balance between investors and other stakeholders.
- History of ESG
- How to adopt ESG criteria
- Due diligence
- Investor requirements
- Standards organizations requirements
- Board direction and use of experts
This panel will review these and other topics:
- What are ESG criteria, and how and whether a board should incorporate ESG into its business culture?
- What are the different standards of review for each portion of ESG that a board may consider?
- What are investors looking for when evaluating a company's ESG?
- How does a board balance the needs of ESG for the company vs. the requirements of investors?
Catherine M. (Cathy) Clarkin
Sullivan & Cromwell
Ms. Clarkin is a partner in Sullivan & Cromwell’s Capital Markets and Financial Institutions Groups and is... | Read More
Ms. Clarkin is a partner in Sullivan & Cromwell’s Capital Markets and Financial Institutions Groups and is the deputy managing partner of the Firm’s Capital Markets Group. She advises clients on a wide variety of capital market transactions across a broad range of industries. Ms. Clarkin has extensive experience in public and private offerings of equity and debt securities by U.S. and non-U.S. issuers, including IPOs, secondary offerings, complex debt issuances, liability management transactions and securities issued in connection with mergers, acquisitions and joint ventures. She regularly advises a broad range of clients on ongoing public company matters, including corporate governance and disclosure matters.Close
Agility Executive Search
Ms. Lenkov is widely regarded as a thought leader on board recruiting, corporate governance, composition, and... | Read More
Ms. Lenkov is widely regarded as a thought leader on board recruiting, corporate governance, composition, and succession. She is well known for her work on board diversity, and sits on the New York Steering Committee of 2020 Women on Boards.Close