ESG in 2021

Covid-19, a downturned economy, and critical socioeconomic shifts have drastically impacted how organizations operate. How permanent will these changes be? And what should legal professionals expect in 2021 and beyond?

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Bankruptcy and executive pay

  • Future of key employee incentive plans (KEIPs)
  • Heightened scrutiny due to Covid-19 and economic inequity
  • Changes in bankruptcy law and high-profile filings
  • Sarbanes-Oxley Act clawback provision

Mandated board diversity

  • AB 979 and SB 826 in California for minimum representation
  • 14th Amendment’s Equal Protection Clause
  • Federal regulatory requirements and the SEC
  • Institutional investors as a driving force

Governance in the Covid era

  • Marketplace and boardroom challenges through 2021
  • Virtual shareholder meetings – benefits and drawbacks
  • Key risk management areas to consider

Climate action

  • Management of climate-related risks
  • Related lending and investment screening policies
  • Financial institutions’ carbon footprint and financed emissions

ESG data

  • Securities and Exchange Commission and mandatory disclosures
  • Current approach vs. investor push for ESG disclosures
  • ESG data quality concerns

Future of the workplace

  • Black Lives Matter’s impact
  • Worker safety and the long-term impacts of working from home
  • Ideal workplace environment and corporate success

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