Thursday, March 3, 2022, 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM

@Clayton Hall, University of Delaware : 


This three-hour interactive program will address how boards can navigate the evolving and sometimes challenging ESG landscape.  Led by Sabastian V. Niles from Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz and John W. White from Cravath, Swaine & Moore, the program will include case studies to guide discussion of challenging issues that may be encountered, including investor and stakeholder pressure, fiduciary duties, SEC scrutiny, integrating ESG into strategy and operations, regulatory reporting requirements, evolving private ordering of ESG reporting, internal control procedures related to ESG metrics and targets, shareholder proposals, and, of course, importantly, board, board committee and management responsibilities with respect to ESG.

The program will include comments throughout by Leslie F. Seidman, independent director and chair of the audit committee at General Electric and Moody’s and former Chairman of the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB), as well as insights by Paul A. Beswick, Americas IFRS Leader at EY and former Chief Accountant at the Securities and Exchange Commission; Michael L. Arnold, Partner at Cravath, Swaine & Moore, LLP; Aaron Holmes, Deputy General Counsel and Senior Managing Director at Accenture; Carmen Lu, Counsel at Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz; among others.  


Reference Materials

State of Play Today

SEC Role

Getting the ESG Data Right

Board Involvement

Additional Materials