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Spring 2022 Course

The Rise of ESG in Corporate Law & Governance

Prerequisites: Corporations

Exam Type: No Exam

The Course will cover the recent rise of ESG in corporate law. Topics we will cover include Business roundtable announcement; CEOs activism; Board diversity (CA law, Nasdaq proposed rules; Index funds activism, NYC comptroller diversity project); Climate activism; Employees rights; ESG & Value (research on the relationship of ESG and firm performance) ; ESG & Fiduciary duties (board and investment managers duties); Demand for ESG (consumers, investors, employees); ESG & Millennials; Stakeholderism; ESG & compensation design; ESG & compliance (board oversight). Students will submit comments on assigned readings.

Note: This course will meet for 18 two-hour sessions.