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Annual Award Ceremony Fundraiser


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Watch a full recap of our streamed virtual event




ELI’s Annual Award Ceremony Fundraiser remained an opportunity for environmental professionals from around the world to forge new bonds of cooperation while supporting the agenda-setting research, education, and training programs of the Institute. The lively conversation between this year’s 2020 Environmental Achievement Award Winner, Denis Hayes, and Stacey Halliday, along with special guests Diane Keaton, Governor Christine Todd Whitman, Gina McCarthy, and Professor Gerald Torres, made this year's ceremony a night to remember. 



ELI would like to thank our 2020 Star Sponsors!

 The agenda-setting research, education, and training programs of the Environmental Law Institute make law work for people, places, and the planet. We could not accomplish our mission without the support and involvement of our outstanding sponsors.



Arnold & Porter LLP

Baker Botts LLP

Beveridge & Diamond PC


Exelon Corporation

Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP


King & Spalding LLP

Latham & Watkins LLP


Sidley Austin LLP 



Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

BNSF Railway

Bracewell LLP

Center for Climate & Energy Solutions

Climate Leadership Council

Crowell & Moring LLP

Danaher Corporation

Environmental Defense Fund

Farella Braun + Martel LLP

Geosyntec Consultants

Hess Corporation

Jenner & Block LLP

Kirkland & Ellis LLP

Laurie Burt, LLC

Paul Hastings LLP

Perkins Coie LLP

Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP and Affiliates

Stoel Rives LLP

Wiley Rein LLP





Michael Traynor

Southern Environmental Law Center



Sponsorship and Promotional Opportunities

We rely on contributions from our constituents to operate, because government and foundation grants alone could never support our important and innovative work. As ELI’s largest fundraiser of the year, the Annual Award Ceremony offered exciting sponsorship and promotional opportunities, including exclusive virtual networking events.


Corporate and Policy Forums

October 13th – Watch our virtual 2020 Corporate Forum: Reimagining Sustainable Supply Chains for a Resilient and Just Future, featuring top experts in the fields of corporate environment, health, and safety discussing global supply chains in the context of the coronavirus pandemic, the push for racial justice, and continued efforts to mitigate climate change

October 14th – Watch our virtual 2020 Policy Forum: Environment 2021: Reimagining Environmental Governance with leaders in the fields of environmental law and policy exploring major issues highlighted by the Environment 2021 report including the effects of substantive and procedural changes in federal regulations and policies, and the ability to address new problems and meet the needs of environmental justice



Unable to participate in this year's virtual Award Ceremony? Make a donation to support ELI's ongoing work advancing environmental progress through education, events, and research and analysis.


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