Embracing ESG: How Management and Directors Engage to Achieve Meaningful Results


“Environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues should be a top concern of corporate management and boards. … a robust ESG program can open up access to large pools of capital, build a stronger corporate brand and promote sustainable long-term growth benefiting companies and investors.” 
-    Nasdaq

In this webinar, we will discuss the critical roles of directors and management in developing a meaningful ESG strategy and discuss an effective ESG governance framework we developed with market input from investors, directors and management to implement and produce meaningful results that investors seek.

ESG is an increasingly significant issue both nationally and globally: Investors, ratings agencies and analysts increasingly integrate ESG issues in their decision-making, while consumers, employees, civil society more generally expect companies to deliver on ESG. 

Who Should Attend: Executive Management and Directors

Learning Objectives

  • Gain an overall understanding of why ESG is important.
  • Learn to use a framework to begin the ESG work in your organization.
  • Understand the role of the board’s directors in ESG and the role of the organization’s management.


Diane D. Miller 
Wilcox Miller
Diane is a recognized governance expert and experienced corporate director. She has a particular expertise in audit committees, having chaired, served on and educated such. One of her current board seats is as an advisory board member of LeaderXXchange. For ten years, she served as a faculty member for the Board Advisory Services at the National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD.) She has worked with a wide variety of organizations, from public companies to one of the largest pension funds.

Sophie L’Hélias
Co-founder of International Corporate Governance Network (ICGN) and President of LeaderXXchange
LeaderXXchange advises CEOs on governance, ESG, and shareholder activist strategies. LeaderXXchange also created the Gender Diversity Exchange. She was an advisor to the UN Global Compact’s Blueprint for Sustainable Development Goals Leadership. Recognized for her innovative and award-winning financial and ESG solutions, in 2019 she received the ICGN Lifetime Achievement Award and the Women in Asset Management Award New York – ESG. In 2018, Global Proxy Watch noted her as one of the world’s most impactful governance leaders.

Webinar Fees

Pricing For Price Season Pass
Bank Member $195 $0
Bank Nonmember $395 $0
Affiliate Member $195 $0
Affiliate Nonmember $395 $0

Season Pass Members receive 4 individual logins to every webinar

Additional Info

Participants will earn 1.0 CPE credit

Field of Study: Specialized Knowledge

Prerequisites: None

Advanced Preparation: None

Program Level: Basic

Delivery Method: Group Internet Based

Refunds and Cancellations: Webinar registrations are non-refundable. If the registrant is unable to attend the designated time and date of the webinar, a playback link and any written materials will be provided within 2 business days following the conclusion of the webinar

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