Book Chat — ESG in the Boardroom: A Guidebook for Directors

6 Min View By: Katayun I. Jaffari, Stephen A. Pike, Rick Paszkiet

With ESG, CSR, and sustainability now a dynamic and critical focus of corporate governance, ESG in the Boardroom: A Guidebook for Directors provides needed insight on ESG matters, including discussions on the role of the board, ESG landscape, litigation and risk management, corporate culture and governance, and more. In this conversation, editors Katayun I. Jaffari and Stephen A. Pike discuss the shifts that put ESG on the radar, the increased sophistication of stakeholders and asset managers in engaging with businesses, and the depth of knowledge among the books contributors.

ESG in the Boardroom is available from the American Bar Association in book and e-book form.

Read more about the video’s featured speakers below:

Katayun I. Jaffari

Recognized as a leader in the fields of corporate governance and securities, and chair of Cozen O’Connor’s Corporate Governance & Securities Group, Kathy devotes her practice to advising boards of directors and executive management teams and handling complex securities transactions for businesses in a variety of industries, including life sciences, energy, technology, and fintech. Advising clients in deals that have reached the multibillion-dollar range, Kathy has broad experience in capital market transactions, including public offerings, stock-for-stock mergers, and private placements of equity and debt. Kathy also has experience in compliance matters and mergers and acquisitions, including ongoing business counseling.

Stephen A. Pike

Stephen Pike is a Partner of the Gowling WLG law firm, advising businesses on corporate law, governance, ESG, operational and risk management issues, as well as expansion into Canada. He writes and speaks frequently on ESG issues. Stephen holds the ICD.D designation granted by the Institute of Corporate Directors and serves on the Board of Directors of the International Commission of Jurists (Canada); is Co-Chair of the ESG Joint Subcommittee of the Corporate Governance and Federal Regulation of Securities Committees of the Business Law Section; and serves on the Finance, Audit and Risk Management Committee of the Canadian Cancer Society.
 

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Philadelphia, PA

Katayun I. Jaffari

Recognized as a leader in the fields of corporate governance and securities, and chair of the firm’s Corporate Governance & Securities Group, Kathy devotes her practice to advising boards of directors…

Toronto, Canada

Stephen A. Pike

A partner in Gowling WLG’s Toronto office, Stephen A. Pike is a senior legal adviser to global and Canadian businesses, primarily in the retail, consumer products and consumer services sectors. Stephen…

Chicago, IL

Rick Paszkiet

Rick Paszkiet is the Content Manager of the Business Law Section of the American Bar Association.

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