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Takeaways – ESG and Board Diversity, Equity & Inclusion: Connecting Aspiration to Action
April 15, 2021
Paul, Weiss hosted a roundtable, “ESG and Board Diversity, Equity & Inclusion: Connecting Aspiration to Action.” Paul, Weiss Chief Sustainability and ESG Officer Dave Curran facilitated the conversation with Joan Conley, senior advisor on corporate governance & ESG programs at Nasdaq; Byron Loflin, global head of board engagement at Nasdaq; Janet Hill, board member of Carlyle; Megan Starr, global head of impact at Carlyle; David Chun, founder and CEO of Equilar; and Julian Ha, partner at Heidrick & Struggles.
The discussion focused on the key considerations and practical measures that should be in place as organizations increasingly seek to diversify their boards, including how to identify and onboard diverse talent, how board structures can influence a company’s value, and what Nasdaq’s proposed diversity requirements mean for other exchanges and organizations.