Paul Weiss

Paul, Weiss Sustainability and ESG Advisory Practice

Paul, Weiss’s Sustainability and Environmental, Social & Governance (ESG) Advisory Practice helps clients develop integrated ESG strategies that safeguard corporate reputation, mitigate risk and leverage opportunity. Our multi-disciplinary team helps clients understand the ramifications of ESG initiatives and improve oversight of the ESG ecosystem of legal, compliance, operations, public relations, audit and data/analytics functions.

As one of the first elite law firms to establish a dedicated ESG practice, we provide both traditional legal services as well as a range of advisory services across the ESG, ethics and compliance ecosystem. Our team of lawyers, researchers, program managers and others employ rigorous qualitative and quantitative analyses, due diligence and sophisticated advocacy to help our clients navigate the fast-evolving ESG investment and regulatory landscape. We advise clients, including companies, financial services firms and other enterprises, on a full suite of sustainability and ESG reporting and legal, reputational and business risks, among other concerns.

Paul, Weiss’s Sustainability and ESG Advisory Practice was founded by firm Chairman Brad Karp and is led by Dave Curran, Co-Chair, ESG Advisory Practice.

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Berkeley Law School’s Business in Society Institute

The Business in Society Institute works to define and advance a legal and policy agenda that encourages companies to account for stakeholders and the environment. As part of UC Berkeley School of Law, which is one of the only leading law schools with an ESG-focused curriculum, supporting the private sector’s commitment to solving societal issues is core to its own public mission.

The Business in Society Institute is housed within the Berkeley Center for Law and Business and draws upon the expertise of its leading business law faculty, students, and alumni to support research in law and business. The Institute connects scholars, practitioners and students to address challenges related to corporate innovation and sustainability. In the process, the Institute trains the next generation of leaders for the global economy.

The UC Berkeley School of Law is the ESG and Law Institute’s inaugural academic partner and home to one of the nation’s leading academic programs related to ESG, business and the law.

Howard University

Founded in 1867, Howard University is a private, research university that is comprised of 14 schools and colleges. Students pursue more than 140 programs of study leading to undergraduate, graduate and professional degrees. The University operates with a commitment to Excellence in Truth and Service and has produced one Schwarzman Scholar, three Marshall Scholars, four Rhodes Scholars, 12 Truman Scholars, 25 Pickering Fellows and more than 165 Fulbright recipients. Howard also produces more on-campus African American Ph.D. recipients than any other university in the United States. For more information on Howard University, visit