It looks like many of the changes brought on by the pandemic and the events of the past three years are here to stay. The CenterForce Driving Diversity in Law Series 2023 will continue to explore this "new normal" and the effect (both positive and negative) it is having on the career paths of women and other underrepresented professionals in legal and Corporate America. Clearly, diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives have become an imperative. Further, DEI is no longer being defined as a gender issue or a race issue, but rather, as a people issue. In order to truly foster change, we need to get all stakeholders in the room. Therefore, all genders and allies are welcome.
DWT partner Maggie Sklar will join the panel "Driving Inclusion through ESG Initiatives." What is ESG and why is everyone talking about it now? Environmental, Social, and Governance, is a voluntary process by which a company conveys commitments to making a difference — from sustainability measures that positively impact the environment to ethical standards and guidelines on how a company treats its employees, shareholders, and the communities in which it operates.
This panel will explore:
- Understanding the impact of ESG and its importance in the global economy
- The role and responsibilities of legal regarding ESG initiatives
- Why having a strong ESG initiative in place is important for an organization’s broader diversity and inclusion efforts