Law360 Article Summarizes CLOC Global Institute Panel on ESG/CSR Featuring Brad Vynalek, Cornell BoggsLaw360 Pulse 05/12/22
The role that law departments and legal operations professionals can play in advancing their companies’ efforts in the areas of environmental, social and governance (ESG), corporate social responsibility (CSR) and diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) was the subject of a panel at the 2022 Corporate Legal Operations Consortium (CLOC) Global Institute conference in Las Vegas.
A Law360 Pulse article summarized the conversation, including this excerpt:
The panelists discussed how consumer demand for companies to be socially responsible has grown and ways that businesses can meet that demand.
Quarles & Brady LLP of counsel and senior strategic adviser Cornell Boggs said that over the years companies have shifted their approach to societal initiatives.
"When we first set up early in my jobs, I would say that corporate affairs teams were principally there for defensive purposes," Boggs said. Now corporate affairs teams are strategic about societal initiatives, he said.