Corporate Social Responsibility, Investment Strategy, and Liability Risks

Environmental, Social and Corporate Governance (ESG) investing is growing in popularity, especially after major investment firm BlackRock signaled support for what it called "ESG Integration," or the practice of incorporating material ESG information into investment and divestment decisions. However, since this strategy is relatively young, the short- and long-term merits and potential harm to investors are both unclear.


David J. Berger, Partner, Wilson Sonsini

C. Boyden Gray, Founding Partner, Boyden Gray & Associates

Commissioner Hester Peirce, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission

Leo E. Strine, Jr., Of Counsel, Wachtell Lipton

Moderator: Paul S. Atkins, Chief Executive Officer, Patomak Global Partners; former Commissioner, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission

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