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A “Crash Course” Sustainability Webinar for Lawyers: ESG and the SDGs
In this webinar, attendees will learn why capital markets are focused on how companies integrate Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) factors into business management, and how the international goals for creating a just world and healthy planet - known as the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) – are creating opportunities for businesses to benefit from “good” profits.


ESG and the 6 capitals to which thriving businesses allocate resources.
Overview of:
• How 6 types of capital (Financial, Manufactured, Intellectual, Human, Social/Relational, and Natural capitals) have evolved and become essential for businesses to thrive
• The rise of sustainability as an effective business management tool
• The emergence of ESG analysis as an investment strategy and determinant of access to financial capital

The value of working toward achieving the SDGs.
Overview of:
• What are the SDGs (history, creation, duration, scope)
• Why should companies focus on them as a business opportunity (financial value; protecting & enhancing markets for future business)
• Why a focus on the SDGs is a moral imperative and will solve for interconnected “wicked” problems like climate change

The flow of international finance and the SDGs.
Overview of:
• How sustainability relates to international development and lending
• How the SDGs are being integrated into project terms and lending
• How SDGs are factored into risk mitigation and sustainability decisions

Sep 26, 2019 12:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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