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ESG: How far have we come?

The ongoing impact of ESG for companies and the effects of the ongoing political and commercial backlash.

In the light of the political, economic and cultural backlash against ESG in some western democracies and increasing government regulation and intervention in financial services and in the workplace, approaching overload, employers, their boards and advisors are having to develop a greater range of policies and procedures with advice from experts, legal or otherwise in relation to labour practices, diversity initiatives, affirmative action, corporate activism, supply chains, energy security, woke capitalism, identity issues and geopolitics, with investors and stakeholders holding companies to account.

This webinar will examine these developments and challenges and will attempt to help companies successfully navigate an increasingly complicated political and economic landscape in relation to a growing range of ESG related issues. It should be of particular interest to boards of global companies and their legal advisors.


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Danny Kaufer

Senior Counsel - Fellow of the College of Labor and Employment Lawyers Borden Ladner Gervais BLG Panel
Danny is widely recognized for his expertise in negotiation and arbitration and has been involved in many high-profile certification matters. He represents employers before federal and provincial authorities as well as before various arbitration boards across Canada. He is a Fellow of the College of Labor and Employment Lawyers. Danny has spoken extensively at events hosted by the American Bar Association’s Labour and Employment Section, more specifically its International Labour and Employment Committee, of which he is immediate past Management Chair. He is also a member of the Planning Committee for the Section’s Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Committee of the American Bar Association’s Labour and Employment Law section.
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Keith Corkan

Employer Consultant Woodfines Solicitors Panel
Keith is an Employment Law consultant with over 20 years’ experience in the employment field, servicing a wide range of multi-nationals and executives on issues relating to breach of covenant, restraint of trade and confidentiality, cross border TUPE, international relocation, large scale restructurings, wrongful and unfair dismissal, discrimination claims and diversity. As a member of the Industrial Injuries Advisory Council and its independent legal advisor, Keith was involved with other council members in drafting and submitting to Parliament in November 2022 a Command paper in support of Covid-19 being prescribed as an industrial disease in certain sectors under Social Security legislation with payment of benefits on a no-fault basis. At the International Bar Association’s annual conference in Miami in November 2022, Keith was a member of a panel which addressed the conference on obesity in the workplace and whether this qualifies as disability discrimination in various jurisdictions including the UK.
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Claire Le Mouëllic

Partner, Corporate & Commercial Woodfines Solicitors Panel
Claire joined Woodfines’ Corporate and Commercial team in February 2020 and spends time in Bedford, Cambridge and Milton Keynes. Claire brings experience ranging from City private practice to in-house legal within industry, and is skilled in mergers & acquisitions, commercial contracts, corporate finance, corporate governance and compliance. Claire applies sound legal experience and good judgement to manage and resolve matters, and is adept at communicating at all levels. Claire is a trusted adviser with a pragmatic approach and a ‘can do’ attitude.
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Sandro Garofalo

Director, Employee and Labor Relations Counsel Target Panel
Sandro Garofalo is Director, Employee and Labor Relations Counsel for Target Corporation. Sandro’s current responsibilities at Target include managing a team of legal professionals and handling a range of litigation and strategic enterprise matters for the company. Prior to joining Target, Sandro was a shareholder at Littler Mendelson’s San Francisco and Minneapolis offices, where he concentrated his practice on traditional labor law matters, as well as defending clients on a wide array of employment law claims before state and federal courts. Mr. Garofalo has published numerous articles and served as a speaker at dozens of CLE presentations focusing on domestic and global labor and employment law developments.
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