Bryan Cave is a sponsor and firm attorneys will present at the May 1 corporate sustainability conference in New York City at Fordham University Law School and Gabelli School of Business. The event will explore the opportunities and challenges that participants in the capital markets face as they look to harness the power of corporate sustainability data.

New York Partner Ken Henderson will moderate the afternoon panel “The Blessed Rage for Order: Steelcage Wrestling”, which will focus on how sustainability and ESG disclosure should be standardized. Henderson provides day-to-day corporate, securities, governance and business law advice to publicly held and privately owned business clients in the United States and abroad in a variety of industries. His corporate and securities transactional experience at Bryan Cave is focused on mergers and acquisitions, public and private financings, and domestic and international joint ventures.

Denver Partner Elizabeth Sipes, Boulder Partner Mark Weakley, and New York Counsel Roberta Gordon will serve as moderators for targeted discussions as part of the interactive lunch. Sipes will explore direct investments versus fund investments and how those investments are measured. Weakley will lead a discussion on The Triple Bottom Line: people, planet, profits. Gordon will address ESG Ratings and the factors and principles that ought to be considered in determining if a company is sustainable.

Sipes and Weakley are co-leaders of Bryan Cave’s Private Funds Practice; Weakley is also leader of the firm’s Technology, Entrepreneurial & Commercial Client Service Group. Gordon focuses her practice on managing environmental risks in corporate, real estate and other business transactions, and on environmental insurance, brownfield redevelopment and lender environmental liability matters.

Attendees at this full-day event will include accountants, investors, consultants, NGOs and nonprofits, financial sector businesses, corporations, academic, data providers and law providers. Bryan Cave has become increasingly active in the impact and responsible investing space. In November 2016, the firm organized a symposium examining the opportunities and legal considerations related to responsible and impact investing strategies.

To register and view a full agenda for The Corporate Sustainability Movement: The Flood of Data, click here.