Webinar Recording: Anderson Kill’s 20th Annual D&O Webinar - D&O Issues in ESG and Recent Case Law Developments
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Initiatives in ESG -- Environmental, Social and Governance policies -- have for several years held out the promise to corporations and investment companies of doing well by doing good. While contributing to sustainability and equity, ESG initiatives are also designed to meet criteria imposed by investors and insurance companies. At the same time, risks associated with ESG have more recently come to the fore. The SEC has begun cracking down on companies and investment vehicles alleged not to have followed through on implementing their stated ESG commitments. In some arenas an ESG backlash has developed, as states seek to penalize certain ESG investment practices, and some shareholders challenge ESG-related policies.
In this one-hour webinar, top insurance recovery lawyers and insurance brokers will address the benefits and risks of ESG from an insurance perspective. We'll begin with a brief historical look at D&O, focusing on how ESG expectations -- for example, the social aims expressed in The Business Roundtable's 2019 updated Statement on the Purpose of a Corporation -- may be transforming shareholders' expectations and demands. We will move on to address ESG's impact on insurance companies' underwriting systems, and then to D&O coverage issues likely to be triggered by liabilities arising from alleged ESG failures or from the consequences of ESG backlash. Finally, we will review recent D&O coverage history with an eye to trends in coverage and dispute points.
Complimentary to Clients and Friends of the Firm
William G. Passannante, Esq.
Shareholder and Co-Chair Insurance Recovery Group
Diana Shafter Gliedman, Esq.
Raymond A. Mascia Jr., Esq.
Stacy Parker, Esq.
Managing Director – Financial Services Group
Commercial Risk Solutions
R. Damian Brew
Marsh USA, Inc.
NY: 1.0 PP
NJ: 1.0 General
Anderson Kill is an approved CLE provider in New York and New Jersey.
This program is appropriate for newly admitted and experienced attorneys.