Navigating the Board’s Role in Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) – Shareholders

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Presented by:

Shanda Botts, SVP, Ethics and Compliance, Labor Law and Litigation, AARP

Teresa Johnson, Partner, Arnold & Porter

Peter Gioello, Attorney, Arnold & Porter

Association of Corporate Counsel

National Capital Region

October 6, 2022

Questions and topics we will cover today


1. What are the main ESG issues facing companies today?

2. What keeps leaders and directors up at night when it comes to ESG?

3. Examples of ESG backlash and how to respond to highly politicized social issues

4. What is the role of the Board with regard to ESG?

5. ESG risk and responsibility management

I. Board Committees

ii. ESG communications

6. Recognize and manage competing stakeholders

7. What are the ESG opportunities?

What are the main ESG issues facing companies today?

Types of ESG risks

  • Litigation risks

  • Regulatory risks

  • Disclosure risk

  • Human capital risk

  • Climate-related physical risks

  • Climate-related transition risks

  • Reputation/Brand Value Risks

  • Data Privacy/Data Security Risks

  • Lobbying risks

  • Risks associated with a missed opportunity

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