The Business Courts Benchbook – A Practical Discussion with the Authors: Episode 5: Sustainability — A Corporate Imperative

32 Min Listen By: Frank M. Placenti

In this episode, host Frank Placenti speaks with John Stout and Debbie Walker Kool about business sustainability, what it is, how it has evolved, and how every board should be thinking about it. John, a former chair of the Corporate Governance Committee of the Business Law Section of the American Bar Association, is a partner at Fredrikson & Byron, a Minneapolis-based firm, where he co-chairs the firm’s Corporate Governance, Corporate Sustainability and Social Responsibility, and Artificial Intelligence groups. He co-founded the Minnesota chapter of the National Association of Corporate Directors and has advised and served on countless boards. Before entering law, Debbie worked in India as a director of a non-profit that rescues victims of sex trafficking. She is an associate in the Securities and Mergers & Acquisitions practices at Fredrikson & Byron and a vice-chair of the ABA’s Corporate Social Responsibility Law Committee.


Phoenix, AZ

Frank M. Placenti

Frank serves as the Founding President and Trustee of the American College of Governance Counsel and as a Vice Chair of the Corporate Governance Committee of the American Bar Association. Frank has been…


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