The Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC) will host the virtual conference "ESG Considered From All Angles: An Expert-Led Manual for Solving ESG Issues" on January 20, 2022.
Investors are increasingly applying ESG non-financial factors as part of their analysis process to identify material risks and growth opportunities. ESG metrics are not commonly part of mandatory financial reporting, though companies are increasingly making disclosures in their annual report or in a standalone sustainability report. Numerous institutions are working to form standards and define materiality to facilitate incorporation of these factors into the investment process. ESG factors can often be measured, but it can be difficult to assign them a monetary value.
Peggy Otum is speaking on a panel titled "ESG Expectations from Regulatory Agencies and How to Meet Them." This session is the first of ACC’s three-part ESG series. The panel will briefly examine why ESG developed and review the applicable rules and regulations in the US and abroad, as well as current activities in the House and Senate. Then we take a deep dive into questions such as our ability to classify an ESG issue as only an environmental, social, or governance issue; how ESG impacts different industries in different countries; and how we can measure and value ESG factors.