The Future of ESG: How the Corporate Approach is Evolving

Wednesday, January 24th

ESG considerations have undergone a rapid evolution in recent years, transforming from a marginal concern into a vogue corporate topic and, more recently, a contentious environment where ESG advocates find themselves in contrast to a considerable anti-ESG movement. All the while, ESG regulation and corporate approaches have tried to keep in step.

As the politics and polarization of views around ESG have intensified, we’ve seen practical impacts in the USA in particular. Notably, ten states have adopted anti-ESG regulations. On both sides of the Atlantic, companies have faced high profile challenges stemming from either misguided marketing efforts or discrimination against  customers with political views that go against their ‘values’.

Date: Wednesday, January 24th
Time: 11:00 am – 12:00 pm EST
           4:00 pm – 5:00 pm GMT

Platform: Zoom 

In this context, we bring together a panel to lead a discussion on how organizations can navigate this evolving ESG landscape. Key questions include: How can they align with regulatory requirements while avoiding missteps with customers? What new requirements are anticipated, and how can they be incorporated into current corporate values? In what ways can an organization future-proof its ESG strategy? How can the often competing interests of regulators, consumers and politicians best be navigated?

BAB’s Corporate Citizenship & Sustainability Series is a bespoke series of roundtables and business briefings covering critical Environmental, Societal and Governance (ESG) issues in business and private sector-led initiatives in support of COP, the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change and the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). This series provides a platform to stimulate debate and conversation amongst business leaders, relevant policy makers and stakeholders to advance the guiding principles of  COP26 for the U.S.-UK transatlantic corridor.

Meet the Speakers


Jordan Bickerton

Director, ESG & Sustainable Business


Ulysses Smith

ESG Advisor

Debevoise & Plimpton

Amy Franzen

SVP, Co-Head of US Originations Sustainable Finance


Bio photo - Kal Trinkner

Kal Trinkner

Senior Manager


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