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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 O’Kelly McWilliams and Associate Jennifer Budoff co-authored a Law360 Expert Analysis article providing guidance to employers on issues to consider when linking environmental, social and governance (ESG) metrics with executive compensation.
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Mintz Member and Chair of the firm’s Energy & Sustainability Practice Tom Burton was quoted in an article published by Law360 on the increasing number of businesses going public as “public benefit corporations,” which is a legal designation that signals a company's commitment to goals beyond maximizing profits. Mr. Burton said that “we’re in the early days of a real and substantial trend,” and called it a “critical and fundamental change" away from the idea of shareholder primacy.
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Mintz Member and Co-chair of the firm’s Financial Services Practice Pete S. Michaels and Associate Alyssa C. Scruggs co-authored an article published by the American Bar Association’s Litigation Section examining the popularity of environmental, social, and governance (ESG) investing and an increase in the number of activist shareholder ESG litigations, which, using creative and novel legal theories, are starting to gain traction in the courts.

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