The “E” in “ESG”—“environmental, social, and governance”—is a hot topic as companies face growing pressure from shareholders, customers, and governments to reduce environmental impacts and cut carbon emissions. A notable example is the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission’s (SEC) recent proposed rules that, if adopted, would require substantial climate-related disclosures in the near future. Addressing this pressure starts with tracking and reporting emissions and other environmental data, which will be complex and raise legal risks that should be on in-house lawyers’ radars. Also, the Supreme Court’s recent decision in West Virginia v. EPA that curbed EPA’s ability to regulate carbon emissions may affect the SEC’s proposed rules and corporate sustainability efforts. In this webinar, featuring Lowenstein's Zachary L. Berliner, panelists will summarize the “E” in “ESG” and the proposed SEC climate-disclosure rules, discuss legal risks from tracking and reporting such data plus possible impacts of West Virginia v. EPA, and offer related insights and strategies.


  • Zachary L. Berliner, Associate, Lowenstein Sandler LLP
  • Tara C. Garcia, Counsel, Bristol-Myers Squibb Company
  • Victoria Emerick, Executive Director & Global Head of Corporate ESG & Sustainability, Bristol-Myers Squibb Company


Time: 9-10:15 a.m. ET

*Disclaimer: This event is open to the public but requires a registration fee.