The cascade of interest in Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) issues and enterprise sustainability more broadly is being felt acutely within companies and corporate boardrooms. Pressure is mounting from many sides, in particular institutional and activist investors, employees and customers. The lack of more urgent action, including increasing disclosure and engaging with stakeholders, on issues such as climate change, workforce diversity, human capital management and cybersecurity, is increasingly subjecting companies to greater stakeholder scrutiny and activism.
Fenwick is at the forefront of monitoring rapidly evolving trends, issues, norms, laws and regulations related to ESG and enterprise sustainability, advising leading technology and life sciences companies on how to navigate the changing ESG and sustainability landscape. We work closely with late-stage private and high-profile public companies to help them:
- Understand pertinent regulations, evolving ESG-related legal requirements, varying industry standards and stakeholder considerations;