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Climate Change within the ESG Arena


September 24, 2020
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm


Webinar Only


This event is free and open to the public but you must register. Note: there is no in-person availability for this event.

  • Webinar information will be emailed one business day prior to the event. If you are unsure if you can access the webinar via the GoToMeeting platform, please go HERE to view system requirements prior to registering.
  • All times noted are EASTERN Time. The webinar will begin at 12 noon Eastern, 11 AM Central, 10 AM Mountain, and 9 AM Pacific.
  • There is no CLE for this course.

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This event is a proud part of Climate Week NYC 2020!

An ELI and White & Case LLP Co-Sponsored Environmental Law & Finance Series Webinar

Analyzing environmental, social, and governance (ESG) criteria is an increasingly valuable method for investors to evaluate high performing companies. While climate change may pose an extraordinary threat such as damaging property and disrupting supply chains, it may also present opportunities to capitalize on new markets.

In light of these risks and opportunities, financial institutions are seeking additional climate-related financial information to better assess companies’ resilience to this changing landscape. Many companies are implementing the Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD) framework to disclose risks and opportunities across governance, risk management, strategy, and metrics and targets.  Others are becoming certified as B-Corporations, indicating that they have met basic social and environmental performance measures, and many are publicly adopting more ambitious climate mitigation pledges as they prepare to position themselves to the new realities presented by climate change.

What is driving businesses to commit to climate mitigation plans and more robust climate disclosure, and what related opportunities and obstacles remain? What is the current landscape of climate reporting frameworks in the United States and what may be expected or required of companies in the future?  How is climate change affecting business operations and supply chain management now and what is expected in the future? What are the best practices that businesses can follow in providing climate-related financial disclosures?

This seminar is the third seminar of the Environmental Law and Finance Series, exploring opportunities at the intersection of environmental law and finance. Join ELI, White & Case LLP, and leading panelists to explore the role of climate change in the ESG arena.

Seth Kerschner
, Partner, White & Case LLP, Moderator
Marisa Buchanan, Managing Director, Head of Sustainability, JPMorgan Chase & Co (invited)
Alessandra R. Carreon, Responsible Sourcing Manager, Ford Motor Company (invited)
Laura Mulry, Associate, White & Case LLP
Victor A. Rojas, Senior Manager, Financial Policy, Environmental Defense Fund (invited)

Any materials will be posted as they are received...

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