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Top 5 ESG Challenges and Opportunities for International Companies and Organizations

November 2, 2021 • Webinar

Starts: 11:00 AM (EDT)
Ends: 12:00 PM (EDT)

Climate change is a global challenge that demands a global response. Global standards are vital in a number of areas to tackle the cross-border problems that many organizations face from forced labor issues, global initiatives, and disclosure requirements to greenwashing. Among the pressing issues are how plastic packaging and waste is regulated on a global level, and how the recent EU initiatives apply to companies established outside of the EU territory. Level-setting will need to go beyond what environmental, social and governance (ESG) basics address and so called “green” or sustainable investments that claim to pursue environmental goals will begin to see more scrutiny. Beyond climate change, forced labor in the supply chain is another significant risk for multinational companies as they expand their sourcing to countries where labor practices are less transparent. Governments around the globe are working on numerous voluntary standards and a wave of new ESG regulation calls for more extensive and detailed corporate disclosures including that ESG risks are appropriately managed by third parties, such as supply chains and other business relationships. 

This webinar will focus on best practices for global companies and organizations to address these challenges as new treaties and sustainability goals are continuously drafted, shifted, and forever changing. We will cover specific questions that companies in a global context struggle with as they begin to think about the circular economy, unfair advertising, and more.

Contact: Marketing Events (MarketingEvents@crowell.com)

Crowell & Moring Participant(s):
Judith Bussé
Counsel – Brussels
Phone: +32.2.214.2896
Email: jbusse@crowell.com
Ryan MacFarlane
C&M International Director – Washington, D.C.
Phone: +1 202.624.2575
Email: rmacfarlane@crowell.com
David R. Stepp
Partner – Shanghai, Los Angeles
Phone: +1 213.443.5531
Email: dstepp@crowell.com