Events

Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) Webinar Series 2022

January 26, 2022 | Webinar | ESG - Environmental, Social, Governance Trends in ESG: A Look Forward Into 2022
February 23, 2022 | Webinar | Investor Relations and the Shareholders' View
April 27, 2022 | Webinar | Proposed SEC Rules on Climate-Related Disclosures for Investors
May 25, 2022 | Webinar | Measuring and Analyzing the Impacts of ESG
July 27, 2022 | Webinar | The Scope of Greenhouse Emissions in Real Estate
August 24, 2022 | Webinar | Update on SEC Proposed Rules and Governmental Programs
October 26, 2022 | Webinar | Energy Efficiency, ESG and Buildings - Achieving, Measuring, Verifying and Sustaining It
November 30, 2022 | Webinar | Renewable Energy Usage in 2022 and Beyond

Webinar Replays

Upcoming Webinar Sessions

Wednesday, December 14, 2022 | 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.

About the Series

As ESG becomes increasingly more important to businesses, their investors and their customers, this webinar series looks to shed light on the myriad forms that environmental, social and governance strategies can take for companies committed to having an equitable and sustainable impact on their balance sheets, their employees, their communities and the world at large.

Previous Sessions

Renewable Energy Usage in 2022 and Beyond | November 30, 2022

An essential element in addressing environmental issues is the use of renewable energy. Join us for a discussion of today’s sustainability practices in this area and what the future looks like for energy sources such as wind, solar, biomass and more.

Moderator

Brad A. Molotsky, Partner and ESG Initiative Head, Duane Morris LLP

Speakers

David Cohen, Executive Vice President, Needleman Management

Mike Richter, President, Brightcore Energy

Uma Moriarity, Global ESG Lead and Senior Investment Strategist, CenterSquare Investment Management

Brad Thompson, Partner, Duane Morris Energy Industry Group

October 26, 2022 | Energy Efficiency, ESG and Buildings - Achieving, Measuring, Verifying and Sustaining It

Building energy efficiency is of a foremost concern β€’ but achieving it, documenting it and keeping it all present unique challenges. Join us for a conversation on sustainability and maintaining a low carbon footprint in your real estate decisions.

Moderator

Brad A. Molotsky, Partner and ESG Initiative Head, Duane Morris LLP

Speakers

Sara Neff, Head of Sustainability, Lendlease Americas

Drew Torbin, CEO, Black Bear Energy Inc.

Sukanya Paciorek, Senior Principal, RMI

Chris Pyke, Senior Vice President, Arc Skoru Inc.

August 24, 2022 | Update on SEC Proposed Rules and Governmental Programs

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission earlier this year proposed wide-ranging new rules regarding climate disclosure that impact boards and senior management. They would require verification of various disclosures and measurement and verification of Scope 1, 2 and 3 greenhouse gas emissions for various reporting companies. With ramped-up enforcement potentially looming around the corner comes a greater urgency for review of existing protocols, programs and compliance, especially in avoiding misleading claims. Join us as we discuss how the proposed rules have advanced and what companies need to prepare for in this changing landscape.

Moderator

Brad A. Molotsky, Partner and ESG Initiative Head, Duane Morris LLP

Speakers

Brenna Walraven, President and CEO, Corporate Sustainability Strategies Inc.

David Stanford, Founder and Enterprise Managing Consultant, RealFoundations

Nick Stolatis, Principal, EPN Real Estate Services Inc.

Dana Schneider, Senior Vice President and Director of Energy and Sustainability, Empire State Realty Trust

July 27, 2022 | The Scope of Greenhouse Emissions in Real Estate

One of the pressing concerns companies face is greenhouse emissions β€’ now classified as either scope 1, 2 or 3, based upon their source. Join us for a discussion of what these different emission types mean and how they affect real estate and your bottom line.

Moderator

Brad A. Molotsky, Partner and ESG Initiative Head, Duane Morris LLP

Speakers

Uma Pattarkine, Global ESG Lead, CentreSquare Investment Management

Michael Zatz, Energy Star Buildings Manager, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

Nada Sutic, Vice President of Sustainability, Innovation and National Programs, Epic Investment Services

May 25, 2022 | Measuring and Analyzing the Impacts of ESG

As this field advances, so do the methods for determining success. Join us for a discussion of how to measure and analyze whether ESG strategies are meeting their goals.

Moderator

Brad A. Molotsky, Partner and ESG Initiative Head, Duane Morris LLP

Speakers

Matt Ellis, Founder and CEO, Measurabl

Harry Etra, Chief Executive Officer, HXE Partners

Helee Lev, Chief Revenue Officer, Conservice ESG

Dan Winters, Senior Director of Strategic Initiatives, GRESB

April 27, 2022 | Proposed SEC Rules on Climate-Related Disclosures for Investors

As a sure sign that ESG is being taken seriously from the top down, the SEC has proposed new rules to require registered companies to make climate-related disclosures in their statements, including information on greenhouse gas emissions, and to support claims of a date by which to be carbon neutral. Join us for a discussion on what this means for companies and investors, who could soon have much more information on hand when making sustainable investment decisions.

Moderator

Brad A. Molotsky, Partner and ESG Initiative Head, Duane Morris LLP

Speakers

Brandy Burdeniuk, Director of ESGs for North America, Avison Young

Daniele Horton, Founder and President, Verdani Partners

Ben Myers, Vice President of Sustainability, Boston Properties

February 23, 2022 | Investor Relations and the Shareholders' View

Managing investor relations demands effectively communicating ESG goals and how they are being met. Join us for a discussion of how shareholders view these issues and what needs to be done to demonstrate that your organization takes ESG seriously.

Moderator

Brad A. Molotsky, Partner and ESG Initiative Head, Duane Morris LLP

Speakers

Ari Frankel, Managing Director and Head of ESG, Solebury Trout

Jim Landau, Head of ESG, MetLife Investment Management/Real Estate

Elena Alschuler, Head of Sustainability for the Americas, LaSalle Investment Management

Emily Wei, Senior Sustainability and ESG Associate, HXE Partners

January 26, 2022 | ESG - Environmental, Social, Governance Trends in ESG: A Look Forward Into 2022

To kick off the second year of this webinar series, we will examine recent trends in ESG and what 2022 has in store, with a specific focus on the metrics used to measure and monitor success.

Moderator

Brad A. Molotsky, Partner and ESG Initiative Head, Duane Morris LLP

Speakers

Uma Pattarkine, Global ESG Lead, CenterSquare Investment Management

Chris Pyke, Senior Vice President, Arc Skoru

Nicole Thompson, ESG Consultant, Goby | The ESG Platform

Information and webinar replays for previous sessions can be viewed on the event page for the 2021 series.

About Duane Morris

Duane Morris LLP, a law firm with more than 800 attorneys in offices across the United States and internationally, is asked by a broad array of clients to provide innovative solutions to today’s legal and business challenges. Duane Morris has been recognized by BTI Consulting as both a client service leader and a highly recommended law firm. Duane Morris has a dedicated team of professionals across practices and industries focused on the ESG space. They advise companies, boards of directors and trade associations on various ESG and sustainability issues and challenges.