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Building Your Company's Environmental Justice Toolkit and the ACELAS Framework

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Environmental justice is a top priority of the Biden Administration and of many states, localities, and communities. To help our clients be responsive, Baker Botts has collected insightful practices for company-wide incorporation of environmental justice. We call these collected learnings—ACELAS.

Through these digital shorts, we will dive a little deeper on each letter of the ACELAS Framework and also hear from industry influencers on why incorporation of effective environmental justice strategies is a business imperative in today's marketplace.

ACELAS Framework







  • In the first video, Baker Botts Partner Nadira Clarke introduces the series and discusses the topics that will be covered in upcoming videos.

  • In the second video, Baker Botts Partner Anne Carpenter focuses on the "A" in ACELAS, which stands for Acknowledge.

  • In the third video, Baker Botts Partner Lily Chinn focuses on the "C" in ACELAS, which stands for Commit.

  • In the fourth video, Baker Botts Associate Scott Novak focuses on the "E" in ACELAS, which stands for Engage.

  • In the fifth video, Baker Botts Associate Emily Mott focuses on the "L" in ACELAS, which stands for Learn.

  • In the sixth video, Baker Botts Associate Francesca Eick focuses on the second "A" in ACELAS, which stands for Act.

  • In the seventh video, Baker Botts Partner Alexandra Dapolito Dunn focuses on the "S" in ACELAS, which stands for Share.

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