Selected Lessons from The Director’s Handbook: Episode 3: Sustainability - A Corporate Imperative

34 Min Listen By: Frank M. Placenti

In this episode, Frank Placenti speaks with John Stout and Deborah Kool about sustainability, and the issues in which a board may confront when faced with adhering to corporate goals that center on sustainability.

Frank Placenti chairs the ABA Corporate Governance Committee. He is a partner and leader of the U.S. Corporate Governance Practice of Squire Patton Boggs. He is the editor of the BLS book, Director’s Handbook: A Field Guide to 101 Situations Commonly Encountered in the Boardroom. Frank was also Founding President of the American College of Governance Counsel.

John Stout, 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 Kool 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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