Events

Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) Webinar Series

February 24, 2021 | Webinar | What It Is, What It Means for Business and Why It Should Matter to You
March 24, 2021 | Webinar | The Continued Evolution of High Performance Buildings and ESG

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March 24, 2021 | The Continued Evolution of High Performance Buildings and ESG

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About the Program

Among the nonfinancial criteria businesses must increasingly consider to stay relevant to their employees, customers and boards is ESG ‒ Environmental, Social and Governance. Beyond making smart business sense, ESG initiatives can help drive efficiency, increase engagement and involve constituents in critical ecological and social improvements. Increasingly, investors and money managers want to know that a company does more than just turn a profit; indeed, having a positive impact on the world at large is now often a metric used to gauge the long-term health and viability of a commercial enterprise. Join us for a discussion on green buildings and the continuing evolution of the criteria they must meet. Our panel of speakers will cover the metrics for success, public perception of green buildings and the differences of prescriptive- versus performative-based approaches to design and function.

Moderator

Speakers

    • Christine Knapp, Director of the Office of Sustainability, City of Philadelphia
    • Ben Myers, Vice President of Sustainability, Boston Properties
    • Jeannie Renne-Malone, Vice President of Global Sustainability, VF Corporation
    • Will Teichman, Vice President of Business Operations and Director of Sustainability, Kimco Realty Corporation

February 24, 2021 | What It Is, What It Means for Business and Why It Should Matter to You 

Webinar Replay

About the Program

Among the nonfinancial criteria businesses must increasingly consider to stay relevant to their employees, customers and boards is ESG ‒ Environmental, Social and Governance. Beyond making smart business sense, ESG initiatives can help drive efficiency, increase engagement and involve constituents in critical ecological and social improvements. Increasingly, investors and money managers want to know that a company does more than just turn a profit; indeed, having a positive impact on the world at large is now often a metric used to gauge the long-term health and viability of a commercial enterprise. In the debut of our new webinar series, we’ll cover the ABCs of ESG and explain how various companies are already incorporating these principles into their businesses and why what happens off the balance sheet can impact profit and growth.

Moderator

Brad A. Molotsky, Partner, Duane Morris LLP

Speakers

Chris Pyke, Senior Vice President, Arc Skoru
As a part of the green buildings movement, Chris’ work focuses on effecting real-world improvements through environmentally sensitive design and construction practices.

Sarah Neff, Senior Vice President, Kilroy Realty
Sustainability is Sarah’s raison d’etre in the real estate industry, creating and curating Kilroy’s award-winning sustainability program and pushing towards its 2030 carbon neutrality goal.

Uma Pattarkine, ESG Coordinator, Center Square
With first-hand experience turning ESG values into smart investments, Uma’s research is now taken very seriously inside Center Square, as it has shown the difference ESG considerations make when choosing the company’s investment alternatives.

Upcoming Webinar Sessions

  • Wednesday, May 26, 2021 | 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. Eastern
  • Wednesday, June 30, 2021 | 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. Eastern

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.

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 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.