Unpacking ESG: Is Corporate ESG “Woke” Capitalism?

Hosted by Stigler Center, Booth School of Business & Financial Times

June 21, Virtual
12–1:15 p.m. CDT
Register here

As ESG has grown in popularity, so has the political backlash.

In statehouses across America, politicians have proposed or passed legislation restricting the state from doing business with companies that practice ESG, arguing that ESG is part of a broader effort for corporations to advance their own political agendas, at the expense of increasing shareholder value and unfairly disadvantaging certain industries.

Should ESG activities be considered corporate political engagement? Join the discussion as academic and industry thought leaders unpack whether corporations are putting politics in the way of the best interests of shareholders and stakeholders, or looking out for their long-term best interests.

This final event of the 2023 Unpacking ESG series in partnership with the Financial Times will feature:
• Marianne Bertrand, the Chris P. Dialynas Distinguished Service Professor of Economics at Chicago Booth
• Jay Clayton, senior policy advisor and of counsel, Sullivan & Cromwell, and former chair of the US Securities and Exchange Commission
• Damien Dwin, founder and CEO, LafayetteSquare
• Patrick Temple-West (moderator), governance reporter for the Financial Times

Save your seat now for this insightful discussion.

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