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San Juan Puerto Rico
17 November 20223 minute read

The Practical Applications of ESG for Public Boards Today

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Boards of directors are faced with a tangled mess of ESG metrics and regulatory challenges. This session will focus on some of the questions that many board directors are grappling with when it comes to ESG dos and don'ts, including the following: What is the meaning of the SEC’s increasing attention to the validity of ESG metrics by issuers? What will be the repercussions of ESG-washing? Are companies going to honor their big promises and what are the consequences if they do not? What is a board member’s responsibility to steward long term ESG factors in order to protect profits? Join us to discuss the practical applications of ESG and how to distinguish the most relevant elements for a board director from all of the ESG noise.


  • Alan Seem, Partner, DLA Piper
  • Colleen Honigsberg, Associate Professor of Law, Stanford Law School
  • Marsha Vande Berg, CEO, MJGlobal Insights
  • Mark Lonergan, Founder and Managing Partner, Lonergan Partners

CLE Credit

DLA Piper LLP (US) has been certified by the State Bar of California, Illinois MCLE Board, the Board on Continuing Legal Education of the Supreme Court of New Jersey, and the New York State Continuing Legal Education Board as an Accredited Provider. The following CLE credit is being sought:

  • California: 1.0 Credit (1.0 General, 0.0 Ethics)
  • Illinois: 1.0 Credit (1.0 General, 0.0 Ethics)
  • New Jersey: 1.2 Credits (1.2 General, 0.0 Professional Responsibility)
  • New York: 1.0 Transitional & Non-Transitional Credit (1.0 Professional Practice, 0.0 Ethics and Professionalism)

CLE credit will be applied in other states where DLA Piper has an office with the exception of Minnesota, North Carolina, and Puerto Rico.

For those who are attending this program virtually, please click here to evaluate the program and request CLE credit. This process must be completed within 30 days of the program to receive credit. The verification code will be giving during the program itself.

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