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Tulane hosts dialogue on ESG in securities disclosures

November 10, 2021 11:00 AM



Increasingly, companies and investors are using ESG (Environmental, Social and Governance) factors as part of their financial analysis to identify both risks and opportunities.

Tulane Law is partnering with the Washington & Lee Law School and the law firm of Quinn Emanuel Urquhart and Sullivan to host an online conference on ESG. Titled, “Temperatures Rising: Risks and Opportunities from Anticipated ESG Disclosure Regulation,” the event will be held Nov. 16 from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. (CST) featuring scholars, practitioners, and industry experts from around the country. They include:

  • Sharon Atmeh (Alyeska);
  • Professor Karen Woody (Washington & Lee Law);
  • Kate Fuentes (AIG);
  • Ben Axler (Spruce Point Capital);
  • Chris Green (Bain Capital);
  • Professor Ann Lipton, (Tulane Law);
  • Tyler Highful (Client Earth)

Register for the conference here

The event will feature a panel on regulation and compliance, and another on enforcement and litigation. Additionally, U.S. Rep. Ro Khanna, Chair of the Oversight Environmental Subcommittee of the House Committee on Oversight and Reform, will offer a “fireside chat” with participants.

The event is offering 2.5 hours of CLE credit in New York. The conference is free but registration is required.

This is the second time in recent weeks that Tulane Law has hosted a conference on ESG issues. In October, the Tulane Energy Law Center and the law firm of Baker Botts hosted a breakfast program titled "ESG in Oil and Gas: How Upstream, Midstream and Investors are Rising to the Challenge” in Houston.

The programs reflect a sustained focus on ESG at Tulane Law School from multiple perspectives, spanning securities law, environmental law, and energy law.  Last spring, ESG, in the context of mergers and acquisitions, was a major topic of the Tulane Corporate Law Institute, which drew more than 1,200 attendees.