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Environmental, Social, and Corporate Governance (ESG)

What is ESG?

Environmental, social, and corporate governance (“ESG”) concerns continue to dominate the corporate landscape. These issues require nimble, impactful, and thoughtful responses. The Mintz ESG Practice — known for its depth, breadth, and creativity — is prepared to assist corporate boards as they navigate these issues in ever-shifting circumstances. Social, economic, and market dynamics have led to the emergence of social impact investing, mission-driven companies, and investor demands for accountability, all of which are critical concerns for corporate leaders in all sectors.

The Mintz ESG Practice brings together veteran lawyers from a broad spectrum of disciplines who collaborate with one another and with corporate boards, companies, and their investors to deliver cutting edge advice regarding corporate governance and fiduciary duties, securities and disclosure issues, social impact investing, diversity, equity & inclusion programming and recruiting, executive compensation, and employee health and welfare. We also work closely with mission-driven companies, Public Benefit Corporations, and certified “B corporations,” providing guidance to address their unique legal needs.


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Energy and Sustainability Industry Intro Mintz

Mintz partners with innovators in the Energy & Sustainability sector to develop legal and business solutions that advance the clean energy industry. 

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Card

Mintz works with a number of HR and management teams to build DEI strategies and advise on implementation, measurement, and execution – all with an eye towards demonstrating a commitment to change.

Securities and Capital Markets Practice Intro

Mintz's Securities & Capital Markets Practice represents companies and underwriters in the going public process. Mintz attorneys counsel clients on deal structures, disclosures, and corporate governance issues.

Practice Intro Project Development Finance Mintz

The Project Development & Finance Practice at Mintz has deep experience helping clients navigate all aspects of innovative energy projects involving early-stage and well established, commercialized technologies. 

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Mintz’s multidisciplinary ESG disclosure team advises boards of directors and subcommittees on assessing environmental risk exposure and preparing for new disclosure requirements.

ESG News & Press

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Mintz Member, Chair of the firm’s Corporate Practice, and Co-chair of the Securities & Capital Markets Practice Megan Gates was quoted in an article published by Bloomberg Tax on auditors joining investors, regulators, rating agencies, and others in increasingly scrutinizing companies’ voluntary environmental, social, and corporate governance disclosures.
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Mintz Member Jennifer Rubin authored an article published by Corporate Counsel exploring how a new generation of tech savvy, social justice-focused, and environmentally aware employee stakeholders are creating recruitment, retention, and other employment challenges. In the article, she wrote that corporate counsel can play a key role in managing and mitigating this human capital risk, not only in response to the growing environmental, social, and governance disclosure and regulation trends, but as part of the need to design future-proof legal frameworks for the workplace.
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In an article published by the American Banker, Mintz Member Jennifer Rubin offered insights into recent lawsuits challenging both board diversity rules recently adopted by the Nasdaq and the state of California.

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