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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
May 26, 2021 | Webinar | Engaged, Impactful and Socially Responsible Investment Strategies – The How, The Where and The Why
June 30, 2021 | Webinar | The Growing Green Bonds Market
July 28, 2021 | Webinar | Measuring and Monitoring ESG
September 29, 2021 | Webinar | Consumer Products and Supply Chains – What Should I Be Aware of?
October 27, 2021 | Webinar | Sustainable Development Goals and How the UN Protocols Figure into Fortune 100 & 500 Thinking

The next session of Duane Morris' Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) Webinar Series, "Sustainable Development Goals and How the UN Protocols Figure into Fortune 100 & 500 Thinking," will be held on Wednesday, October 27, 2021, from 12:00 noon to 1:00 p.m.

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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. Investments in real estate and development are now being evaluated for ESG sustainability by and for players in capital markets. Among the issues companies must face is the implementation of the United Nation’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Part of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, the SDGs are an important part of planning for Fortune 100 & 500 companies in the decade ahead.

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Speakers

  • David DeVos, Global Head of ESG, LaSalle Investment Management
  • Kylie Ford, Principal ESG Consultant, Goby – The ESG Platform
  • Ben Myers, Vice President of Sustainability, Boston Properties
  • Monika Henn, Senior Manager, Urban Land Institute

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.

Upcoming Webinar Sessions

Wednesday, November 17, 2021 | 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. Eastern

Webinar Replays

Previous Sessions

September 29, 2021 | Consumer Products and Supply Chains – What Should I Be Aware of?

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. Investments in real estate and development are now being evaluated for ESG sustainability by and for players in capital markets. And in a global economy, the sustainability practices of other companies involved in your supply chain is also of importance. Join us for a discussion of the impact ESG has on the consumer products we all use every day and the materials and supplies crucial to business.

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Speakers

  • Yalmaz Siddiqui, Vice President of Corporate Sustainability, MGM Resorts International
  • Christiane Schuman Campbell, Partner and Fashion/Retail/Consumer Branded Products Industry Group Team Lead, Duane Morris LLP

July 28, 2021 | Measuring and Monitoring ESG

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. Investments in real estate and development are now being evaluated for ESG sustainability by and for players in capital markets. Join our panel of executives from companies at the forefront of the field for a discussion of the metrics and methods used to gauge success and guard against losing ground.

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Speakers

  • Helee Lev, Chief Revenue Officer, Goby
  • Sunil Misser, Chief Executive Officer, AccountAbility
  • Chris Cayten, Senior Director of Strategic Growth, CodeGreen Solutions
  • Marta Schantz, Senior Vice President, ULI Greenprint Center for Building Performance

June 30, 2021 | The Growing Green Bonds Market

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. Investments in real estate and development are now being evaluated for ESG sustainability by and for players in capital markets. Join our panel of executives from companies at the center of green bond financing to discuss the viability and future of this market, who is taking advantage of green bonds, the “green bond principles” and how the European Union’s “green bond taxonomy” will influence the field.

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Speakers

May 26, 2021 | Engaged, Impactful and Socially Responsible Investment Strategies – The How, The Where and The Why

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 investing with the goal of having a positive impact on society. Hear from key players in the space, including the architect of socially responsible investing. Our panel will explain the relevant investment strategies, including shareholder engagement (engaged investing) and impact/social-impact investing, and suggest ways of leveraging current thinking to help your business thrive.

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Speakers

      • John Streur, President and CEO, Calvert Research and Management
      • Jennifer Wong, Vice President of Private Investments, Glenmede
      • Nanette C. Heide, Partner and Private Equity Group Co-Chair, Duane Morris LLP

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

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.

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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 

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.

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.