2022 Law and Sustainability Symposium on The Changing Faces of Business Law and Sustainability

Symposium Agenda

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Friday, February 25, 2022

Time Session Title

11:00 – 11:10 am EST

 Welcome and Introductions 

 Symposium co-organizers: Stephen Park, Dan Cahoy, Inara Scott, and David Orozco

11:10 – 1:05 pm 

 Session 1

 Moderator: Jeffrey Boles (ABLJ Articles Editor)

11:10 - 11:45 am 

 “Equitable, Sustainable, and Just: A Transition Framework” 

Author: Elizabeth Kennedy

Discussant: Charlotte Alexander

11:50 - 12:25 pm 

 “Introducing sustainability into the Japanese corporate governance: the shift to the “new capitalism” or the continued gradual transformation?

Author: Souichirou Kozuka

Discussant: Alan Koh

 12:30 - 1:05 pm 

 “Should Regulators Climate Shame?”

Author: Sharon Yadin

Discussant: Sarah Dadush

1:05 – 1:35 pm   Break
1:35 – 3:30 pm  

Session 2 

Moderator: Susan Park (ABLJ Managing Editor)

1:35 - 2:10 pm 

“Eye in the Sky: Using Space-Based Technology to Level the Reporting Playing Field for ESG Climate Change Disclosures”

 Author: Jehan El-Jourbagy

Discussant: Robert Bird

2:15 - 2:50 pm 

 “Fiduciary Obligations for Sustainable Investing: Defining the Role of Pension Funds in Society” 

Author: Dana Muir

Discussant: Christopher Bruner

2:55 - 3:30 pm 

“Evolving ESG Reporting Governance, Regime Theory, and Proactive Law: Predictions and Strategies”

Authors: Adam Sulkowski & Ruth Jebe

Discussant: David Hess


Saturday, February 26, 2022

Time Session Title


11:00 am – 1:35 pm EST

Session 3 

 Moderator: Rob Landry (ABLJ Articles Editor)

11:00 - 11:35 am 

 “Derivatives and ESG”

 Author: Colleen Baker

Discussant: Jason Czarnezki

11:40 - 12:15 pm 

 “Unfulfilled Promises Of The Fintech Revolution”

Authors: Lindsay Sain Jones & Goldburn Maynard

Discussant: Nizan Packin

12:20 - 12:55 pm 

 “Banking’s Climate Conundrum”

 Author: Jeremy Kress

Discussant: David Zaring

1:00 - 1:35 pm 

“From market contracts to the circular economy—law and increasingly holistic conceptualizations of production”

Author: Jaakko Salminen

Discussant: Abbey Stemler

1:35 – 1:45 pm 


Symposium co-organizers: Stephen Park, Dan Cahoy, Inara Scott, and David Orozco