ESG: What Companies Need to Know

January - February 2022


Globally, corporations, financial institutions and individual stakeholders are evaluating their business practices in response to rapidly increasing demands for improved sustainability practices centered around environmental, social and governance (ESG) topics. Join McGuireWoods’ ESG Task Force for a webinar series on ESG trends, risks and compliance matters. 

Overview of ESG and Latest Trends
Wednesday, Jan. 19, 2022
Presenters: Allison D. Wood, Katherine K. DeLuca, Aaron M. Flynn and Kate M. Zaykowski

This panel will give a foundational overview of ESG trends. Presenters will discuss the role played by the investment community in steering ESG initiatives, and will summarize expected activity from the federal government, including the EPA and the SEC. Trends in voluntary ESG disclosure and best practices also will be discussed.

No Good Deed Goes Unpunished: ESG Litigation Risks
Wednesday, Jan. 26, 2022
Presenters: Allison D. WoodElizabeth J. HoganCandace Ali Blydenburgh

This panel will review a series of recent U.S. lawsuits stemming from ESG disclosures, including greenwashing cases and suits concerning diversity initiatives, as well as recent SEC enforcement activity focused on ESG. Lawyers will also describe employment and labor pitfalls related to ESG disclosure and tips on how to avoid them.  

ESG and the Global Financial Markets
Wednesday, Feb. 2, 2022
Presenters: Penny E. ZachariasMarc Naidoo and Anne Team Kelly

 This panel will summarize trends in ESG financing and investing, including a discussion of trends in emerging markets. Topics will include impact investing, blended finance structures, structured sustainability-linked loans and green bond issuances. Lawyers will also address related rules, regulations and guidance. 

Takeaways and Wrap Up: What Should Your Company Be Doing on ESG?
Wednesday, Feb. 16, 2022
Presenters: Allison D. Wood, Katherine K. DeLuca, Penny E. ZachariasMarc NaidooElizabeth J. Hogan

This presentation will look back at the topics discussed during the first three presentations of this series and highlight key takeaways and best practices. Lawyers will address questions and feedback received during the first three panels and provide advice on what companies should think about regarding ESG risks and opportunities.

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