Institutional investors, such as ERISA plans, registered investment companies, foundations and hedge funds are under increasing pressure to take ESG factors into account in their investment decision-making, proxy voting and shareholder engagement processes. Investment advisers, broker-dealers, family offices, and others are also now addressing ESG risks and opportunities with respect to their own firms in response to greater concern by clients and employees.
Operating companies are also sensitive to ESG. Whether it is pursuing renewable energy projects, managing environmental compliance, evaluating sustainable financing opportunities, shoring up their cybersecurity defenses, or embarking on diversity and inclusion initiatives, ESG is at the forefront for many operating companies across industries.
Stradley is proud to announce the new Environmental, Social & Governance Group, which offers clients a holistic approach to help them navigate this fluid landscape of legal and regulatory developments, stewardship codes, disclosure frameworks and non-governmental organization codes of conduct.