How ESG is Transforming the Compliance Risk Landscape and What Compliance Professionals Need to Know to Adapt


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Feb 02 2021


11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Spotlight on ESG

How ESG is Transforming the Compliance Risk Landscape and What Compliance Professionals Need to Know to Adapt

February 2, 9, 16, and 23  |  11:00AM - 1:00PM EST

CLE, CPE, and CEU credit for LPEC certification available.

Featured Speakers:

Andrea Bonime-Blanc, CEO, GEC Risk Advisory

David Curran, Chief Sustainability and ESG Officer, Paul Weiss

Jeffrey Hales, Chair, SASB and Charles T. Zlatkovich Centennial Professor of Accounting, University of Texas at Austin

Alison Taylor, Executive Director, Ethical Systems, Senior Adivsor, BSR, and Adjunct Professor, NYU Stern School of Business

Hosted by:

Ethics and Compliance Initiative

Fordham Law Compliance Programs

Fordham Law Corporate Law Center

Gabelli School of Business Responsible Business Coalition


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Hourly Schedule

February 2, 2021

11:00 AM -
What is Driving ESG and Where is it Heading?
The session will explore the forces propelling ESG investing and reporting into the spotlight. Panelists will review the major legal frameworks in the U.S. and abroad and discuss what is behind the push for voluntary (non-legal) disclosures. Panelists also will look ahead to the future of ESG in a post-COVID world – is ESG just a passing flavor of the month? How will it evolve?
12:00 PM -
Materiality Determinations for ESG Disclosures
Company’s must assess which ESG risks are material when making disclosures, but assessing “materiality” can be as much art as science. In this session, leading finance and accounting experts will discuss how companies account for ESG risks in making disclosures and consider how to achieve greater consistency and transparency in the process.

February 9, 2021

11:00 AM -
The Competition for ESG Performance Ratings – Risks and Opportunities
This session will examine how the drive for ESG ratings creates risks and opportunities for in house compliance professionals working for companies that are competing to show ESG performance to customers, stakeholders, and investors. It also explores the evolving state of ESG disclosures and the assurance of the accuracy of such disclosures.
12:00 PM -
ESG's Impact on Supply Chain Risk Management
This session will examine how supply chain risk is impacted by the drive for ESG performance, and what it means for compliance professionals.

February 16, 2021

11:00 AM -
ESG and Capital Market Compliance
This session will examine new or enhanced securities disclosure requirements for SEC reporting and other comparable investor protection requirements, and how banks themselves are creating “green products” such as “green bonds” and other financing vehicles to further ESG objectives.
12:00 PM -
Financial Services Compliance's ESG Roles From a Reputation Risk and Governance Perspective
This session will examine how ESG impacts the role of financial services compliance professionals, including in decisions relating to the financing of controversial industries (e.g. fossil fuels), and will consider related governance and whistleblower issues unique to Wall Street.

February 23, 2021

11:00 AM -
How ESG Impacts Board Oversight of Compliance
This session will examine how ESG is impacting the obligations that Boards have to oversee compliance and the information that Boards need to fulfill those obligations.
12:00 PM -
ESG's Impact on the Future of Compliance
Practitioners will discuss key takeaways for compliance professionals as they consider the rising importance of the corporation’s role in global sustainability.
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