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CPRT Expert Dialogue: CPR and Law: Navigating Fiduciary Duty, Human Rights, and Sustainability Governance
July 21, 2022 @ 3:00 pm - 4:15 pm EDT
A CPRT Expert Dialogue with Yousuf Aftab, Director of Atelier Aftab
As investor interest in ESG accelerates and new challenges emerge, directors and executives can expect more nuanced legal challenges. Among the most difficult of these are questions about the legal aspects of corporate political responsibility.
Please join us for an interactive conversation to explore:
- As human rights are increasingly recognized as part of the “S” in ESG, how are investors and courts interpreting “political rights?” How can companies identify where they may face legal risks related to their political influences?
- Does pursuing ESG conflict with fiduciary duty? What can companies do under existing legal frameworks and where does change require new legislation?
- How might companies think about corporate political responsibility through a human rights lens? What should corporate counsel think about when adopting principles for corporate political responsibility?
Yousuf Aftab, Director of Atelier Aftab, is an ESG lawyer and strategist with deep expertise in business and human rights and a decade of experience advising Fortune 100 companies, governments, and international organizations on all aspects of strategic sustainability–from governance design and due diligence to crisis management and disputes.