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The New ESG: How COVID-19 Has Permanently Altered the ESG Conversation

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As the world wrestles with the evolving fallout of a global pandemic, Environmental, Social and Governance (“ESG”), sustainability and impact investing appear to have temporarily taken a back seat. However, the questions companies now face regarding the workplace, technology, travel, and health and safety represent a new iteration of the ESG conversation, and the answers to these questions will ripple through our expectations regarding board oversight and corporate value for a long time to come.

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The four founding members of V&E’s ESG Taskforce discussed the possible effects of COVID-19 on how we will think and talk about climate change, human and labor rights, technology and the modern workplace moving forward.

This presentation was recorded and current as of April 8, 2020. Content viewed after this date may no longer be current.

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