Responsible corporate governance, the third key component of environmental social governance (ESG), is beneficial to a company’s bottom line. As such, directors, managers, and executives have taken notice, and the results do not disappoint.
Investing in and becoming part of responsible governance initiatives is now congruent with the fiduciary responsibilities of public and private company leadership. It is a path to maximizing value for shareholders, who demand transparent and equitable leadership.
The advantages to responsible corporate management are many: it has a positive effect on long-term market values, and also shields the value of the company from the risk that major asset managers, which now screen for ESG factors, will refuse to purchase shares.
These types of governance factors are still new territory for many companies. Our lawyers have decades of experience counseling executives and companies in this area, and have developed a reputation for providing thoughtful guidance to address a wide range of needs.
We conduct in depth screenings of their current governance structures, and counsel them on both the state-of-the-art ESG approaches, as well as changes that will help avoid undue government, activist investor, or public scrutiny. By working proactively with our clients, we ensure that they can address governance risks before they become problems.
Once the ESG structural changes have been implemented, we work closely with clients to ensure accuracy in disclosures and adherence to regulatory deadlines. By partnering closely with our clients and understanding their ESG goals and structures, as well as their operational business needs, we are able to provide a rapid response if or when issues arise.
Responsible corporate governance will only become more salient in the eyes of regulators, investors, and the public at large and is sure to impact company valuations for years to come. With our experienced and integrated approach, we are confident that we can help you navigate these dynamics.