Attorneys discuss ESG with in-house counsel June 13

The Association of Corporate Counsel-Michigan Chapter (ACC-MI) will present the virtual program “What Employers Need to Know Today About ESG Issues: Evaluating Your Organization’s Culture, Values and Corporate Identity From the Break Room to the Boardroom” sponsored by Jackson Lewis PC on Tuesday, June 13, from noon to 1 p.m.

Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) policies have become investment criteria. Customers, employees, shareholders, unions, and legislators demand that corporations adopt diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) and ESG policies. Historically, a business’s primary obligation may have been to generate shareholder value or profit. However, institutional investors have gained formidable power and influence because of their consolidated ownership.

Within the confines of due diligence, institutional investors are expanding their analysis to ESG factors and other non-financial matters. Consumers, current employees, job candidates, and other stakeholders are interested in more than profit — they are interested in values-based decision-making. ESG policies are not a one-size-fits-all approach.

Speaking on ESG for the online program will be Marlo Johnson Roebuck and Katherine J. Van Dyke.  

Roebuck is a principal in the Detroit office of Jackson Lewis, a member of the advisory committee to the Board of Directors, and co-chair of the firm’s African American Attorney Resource Group. She represents employers on the myriad of workplace laws, including but not limited to Title VII, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, and the Americans with Disabilities Act.

Van Dyke is a principal in the Detroit office of Jackson Lewis. She is co-leader of the firm’s chemicals industry group and handles matters for clients in different industries, including healthcare, automotive, media, and manufacturing.

This online event is exclusive to in-house counsel.  To register, visit and click on “events.”