September 25, 2019

An ELI Public Seminar held in conjunction with Climate Week NYC 2019

To buy, or not to buy? That is the question. As sustainability practices become progressively more essential to conscious investors and stakeholders, they are increasingly inspecting the sustainability practices of companies and businesses in merger and acquisition transactions. This seminar will kick off an Environmental Law and Finance Series to be held throughout 2019-2020.

What obstacles and opportunities do businesses face when determining disclosure about sustainability practices? What are the best methods to address potential materiality issues and other issues associated with merger and acquisition transactions? How do these matters impact environmental finance and law more broadly? Panelists will engage in these questions and dive into industry-specific disclosure standards for companies, best sustainability practices as a function of environmental due diligence, and how these practices are relevant for stakeholders looking at companies or businesses. Join ELI and leading experts for an in-depth exploration of the vital sustainability components for the mergers and acquisitions processes.

Richard Horsch
, Retired Partner of Counsel, White & Case LLP, Moderator
Merrill Fliederbaum, Assistant General Counsel, Environmental Law Group, Pfizer Inc.
Urvashi Kaul, Adjunct Assistant Professor, International and Public Affairs, Columbia University
Seth Kerschner, Partner, White & Case LLP
Tavia Rutledge, Principal, Ramboll

Any speaker written presentations/materials will be posted as they are received.