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ESG (Environmental, Social, and Governance) and the Climate: Emerging Risks & Compliance

October 4 @ 10:00 am 11:00 am PDT

This course will provide an introduction of environmental, social and governance (ESG) considerations for both experienced and newer attorneys. We will examine the current legal framework in the United States and emerging issues related to compliance with newly released SEC climate disclosure rules. We’ll also examine the historical context of how federal and state agencies enforce topics such as ESG, and the potential for litigation on these issues in the future.

This course will benefit any attorney new to this area as well as those looking for an update on some of the recent issues affecting environmental, social, and governance (ESG) topics. Upon completion of this course, you will:

• Develop an understanding of ESG and climate considerations in various industries.

• Identify emerging issues related to compliance with federal climate-related disclosure rules.

• Gain knowledge of federal and state initiatives targeting environmental and social justice issues.