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On May 9, the Paul, Weiss ESG and Law Institute hosted a breakfast roundtable discussion with experts from UC Law San Francisco, UC Berkeley Law, Deloitte, and Heidrick & Struggles on the intersection of AI and Sustainable Governance.

They were joined by senior executives and industry leaders for a cross-functional, off-the-record conversation exploring the capabilities

Joele Frank and the Paul, Weiss ESG and Law Institute hosted a senior level roundtable discussion on “The Rise of Human Capital Issues in 2024: Legal, Governance and Investor Perspectives” in person at Paul, Weiss’s New York office.

The program featured insights from senior communications, legal, compliance and ESG professionals who shared their expertise on

Dave Curran, executive director of the ESG + Law Institute and co-chair of the Paul, Weiss ESG Advisory Practice, was a featured guest on the fourth episode of Practising Law Institute’s Fast Tracked: Emergent Issues in the Legal Profession podcast.

In the episode, “The Evolving State of ESG Initiatives,” Dave discusses ESG initiatives in the

On February 1, Russell Reynolds Associates and the Paul, Weiss ESG and Law Institute hosted a senior level luncheon discussion on “The Evolving Nature of Sustainability Through AI” in person at Russell Reynold’s New York office.

The program featured insights from over 30 senior AI, sustainability, risk, compliance and legal personnel who shared their expertise

ESG + Law Institute Executive Director and Paul, Weiss Sustainability and ESG Advisory Practice Co-Chair Dave Curran and Paul, Weiss ESG Practice Director Madhuri Pavamani outline key ESG trends for companies to consider as they prepare for 2024 in an “Expert Opinion” column in Corporate Counsel.

The article, “2024 ESG Outlook: Key Trends to Follow,”

California Gov. Gavin Newsom recently signed into law three climate-related disclosure bills. Under two of the laws, U.S. companies that satisfy monetary thresholds and do business in California will be required to publicly disclose their direct and indirect greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and climate-related financial risks. The third law, which applies to all companies