Embracing ESG: Synchrony Counsel Talk Role Of Legal Teams

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By Jonathan Mothner and Danielle Do (December 13, 2021, 5:07 PM EST) — Environmental, social and corporate governance factors are becoming increasingly important to investors, legislators and regulators. In this Expert Analysis series, in-house counsel share how they are adapting to the evolving ESG landscape.

Jonathan Mothner

Danielle Do

In many organizations, the legal function may be the best function to quarterback environmental, social and governance, or ESG, strategy and communications.

In this piece, we identify some commonly cited elements of effective ESG program management and assess legal’s essential role in each element.

ESG requires interdisciplinary and cross-functional efforts.

By default, legal teams work cross-functionally, with attorneys collaborating closely with different business teams and…

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