Sarah Byrne and Valecia McDowell served as guest speakers for Corporate Counsel Symposium: ESG for In-House Lawyers

Speaking Engagements

Moore & Van Allen (MVA) Senior Counsel Financial Regulatory Advice & Response Sarah Byrne and Head of Civil Rights & Racial Equity Assessments Valecia McDowell served as guest speakers for the Corporate Counsel Symposium 2023: ESG for In-House Lawyers webinar on Friday, March 31. Sarah and Valecia discussed analysis of opportunities to advance “social” goals through governance mechanisms; Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) external audits, internal privileged reviews, and related interventions; recent backlash to DEI initiatives; anti-human trafficking practices; supply chain due diligence to identify forced labor, and overview of common key performance indicators (KPI) for S-linked loans.

In addition to their topic, Updates on “S”: Social Initiatives in a World of Evolving Governance Expectations, this year’s symposium explored the current state of ESG from the perspective of in-house lawyers. 



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