Baker Botts is proud to sponsor the 2022 NAPABA Convention in Las Vegas, NV. This Event is the largest annual gathering of Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) attorneys, judges, law professors, and law students, and will feature meaningful insights, networking opportunities, and a range of perspectives for attendees.
Baker Botts Partner Lily Chinn will moderate the following Panel at this year's Event.
Can Your ESG Or Sustainability Report Get You Into Hot Water?
In 2022, investors and consumers are demanding transparency from companies on environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues, particularly in light of increased public engagement on issues like climate change, racial justice and societal transformations prompted by COVID’S NOTES-19. Companies have responded with a wide variety of ESG and sustainability reports. Some companies have gone further and made advertising claims associated with their ESG efforts. Until recently, however, there have been no mandatory standards for ESG reporting and companies have been free to develop their own metrics. With the SEC’s recent proposal for climate disclosure guidelines coupled with the Federal Trade Commission’s Green Guides focused on preventing greenwashing and the corpus of decisions by the National Advertising Division regarding truth in advertising, the rules of the road are starting to come into focus and companies need to understand how the risk profile is changing.
Join this panel of experts to learn more about how the SEC, FTC and NAD approaches to ESG issues are impacting both public and privately held companies. This discussion is scheduled for Friday, November 4, 2022 from 9a to 10:15a PST.
- OlaWalé Y. Oriola, Counsel, Faegre Drinker, Former Senior Counsel, U.S. Securities & Exchange Commission Division of Investment Management
- Zheng Wang, Counsel, BBB National Advertising Division
- Ling-Ling Nie, Deputy GC, Chief Compliance & ESG Officer, Aura
- Kim Yapchai, SVP & Chief ESG Officer, Tenneco Inc.
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