ESG: The Role of Lawyers Today and in the Future

28 Feb - 1 Mar 2023 Debevoise & Plimpton, 66 Hudson Boulevard, New York, USA

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A conference presented by the North American Regional Forum and the Energy, Environment, Natural Resources and Infrastructure Law Section (SEERIL) 

We are delighted to announce that ESG: The Role of Lawyers Today and in the Future will take place on 28 February - 1 March 2023 in New York, USA. 

The Environment, Social and Governance (“ESG”) is a global trend with significant implications long-term strategy and short-term decision-making. Boards, shareholders and other stakeholders, and their suppliers, vendors, customers and regulators are all taking note and playing a role. In some countries, ESG has become a partisan political issue, raising additional complexities. In this evolving landscape, what is the role of lawyers, how does it vary in industries, what are clients expecting and what are skills and best practices that lawyers should be developing to best serve their clients?

This programme is designed for lawyers (whether at firms, in-house or in government) who are already familiar with ESG principles and who are seeking a deeper understanding of ESG and how it is affecting their clients and practice.

Topics include:

  • The rise of the ESG movement: Where do things stand today?
  • The financial industries and ESG: Investing, private equity, banking, and regulatory agencies
  • Case studies from key sectors: ESG best practices
  • The balancing act: ESG in the energy and extractive industries - Managing diverse stakeholder interests while keeping the lights on
  • What could possibly go wrong? ESG-related disputes: Litigation and enforcement
  • Practical Skills
  • The GC Panel

Important Dates

20
Jan

Delegate search

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27
Jan

Early bird deadline

Book by this date to receive early bird discounts.

10
Feb

Cancellation deadline

Cancellations are subject to an admin charge as stated in the conference programme. After this date, no refunds can be made.

22
Feb

Online registration deadline

Registration may still be possible after this date via the IBA office, but is subject to availability. Please contact confs@int-bar.org for further information.

22
Feb

Online amendment deadline

No further amendments can be made to your booking after this date. Please contact confs@int-bar.org for further information.

Online registrations received:

  Until 22 February

Young lawyers (under 30 years)

$1,280

Academics / judges (full-time)

$1,280

Public lawyers

$1,280

Corporate counsel**

$1,280

IBA member

$1,110

Non-member*

$1,280

After 22 February Registrations must be received in hard copy at the IBA office


Hard copy registration forms and fees received:

  After 27 January

Young lawyers (under 30 years)

$1,420

Academics / judges (full-time)

$1,420

Public lawyers

$1,420

Corporate counsel**

$1,420

IBA member

$1,230

Non-member*

$1,420

* By paying the non-member fee, we welcome you as a delegate member of the IBA for the year in which this conference is held, which entitles you to the following benefits:

  • Password access to certain parts of the IBA website.
  • Receipt of IBA E-news and access to online versions of IBA Global Insight.
  • Pay the member rate

** A reduced rate is offered to IBA Corporate Group Members. Please register online to obtain a 25 per cent discount on the IBA Member fee

Conference refreshment break sponsor
 

Speaker opportunities

If you would like to be considered as a potential speaker at this specialist conference then please contact the relevant Officers in the North American Regional Forum and the Energy, Environment, Natural Resources and Infrastructure Law Section (SEERIL) with your request; please send your bio together with information on your qualification and expertise on the topic.