On October 27, Paul, Weiss hosted a virtual, senior-level roundtable, “ESG Intersects with PE: Practical ESG Considerations for Private Equity,” with general counsel, chief compliance officers and other C-suite executives from top private equity firms. Sustainability & ESG Advisory Practice Co-Chair Dave Curran, who moderated the conversation, was joined by corporate partners Jeremy Veit and Austin Pollet; Jean Rogers, ESG expert and founder and former CEO of the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board; and Nadia Karkar, general counsel of TPG Growth & Rise.
The discussion focused on the role lawyers, both in-house and outside counsel, play in helping organizations further their ESG agendas. The heightened focus by investors, activists, regulators, rating agencies and other stakeholders on ESG has brought about increased scrutiny of ESG commitments and how organizations disclose their efforts. The featured speakers shared practical tips for PE firms on how to protect against risk while also meeting their business commitments.