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ESG 101: Social Impact Investing and Board and C-Suite Diversity & Inclusion as Value-Creation Vehicles


Date: December 9, 2020

Time: 8:00AM - 9:00AM (EST)

Location: View the Webinar Recording

Join us for the second installment of our two-part introductory Mintz ESG webinar series. ESG — environmental, social, and governance — criteria are becoming increasingly central to the evaluation of investment options, corporate actions, and corporate performance. As a growing number of companies and investors embrace ESG, it is evolving to encompass a broad spectrum of societal developments that shape shareholder interests. Some of these issues include environmental sustainability, the economic, community, and health effects of the coronavirus pandemic, the increased focus on gender and racial equity in board composition, and the call for racial justice — both in the boardroom and throughout corporate America.

In this webinar, members of Mintz’s multidisciplinary ESG team and Silda Wall Spitzer, CEO & Publisher of New York Makers, will explore ESG principles as value-creation vehicles through social impact investing and diversity and inclusion in the C-suite and boardroom.

This session will cover:

  • How social impact investing is linked to business purpose and creating both investment and social value
  • How emerging legal issues are affecting environmental and social impact investing 
  • How statutory initiatives and mandates aimed at regulating gender and racial balance for board composition and social justice–related derivative litigation impact board governance
  • How corporate diversity, inclusion, and equity initiatives influence ESG metrics


Event Contact

Kellie Ellermann |


Tom Burton has helped to shape the clean energy industry by drawing on his passion for innovation. As a Mintz attorney, Tom counsels investors, entrepreneurs, and Fortune 100 companies. He also guides start-up organizations and accelerators to foster the next generation of energy leaders.
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Eric W. Macaux


Eric W. Macaux is a Mintz Associate who advises energy project sponsors, developers, and investors on transactions, including debt and equity financing as well as mergers and acquisitions. Eric also has experience handling power purchase agreements and net metering credit purchase agreements.
Jennifer B. Rubin is a Mintz Member who advises clients on employment issues like wage and hour compliance. Her clients range from start-ups to Fortune 50 companies and business executives in the technology, financial services, publishing, professional services, and health care industries.

Silda Wall Spitzer


CEO & Publisher, New York Makers
Tyrone P. Thomas is a Mintz Member who has gained national recognition for his work in employment and sports law. Tyrone advises academic institutions on executive compensation arrangements and provides compliance assessments on governance issues. He also advises clients on conflicts of interest.