Tuesday, January 4, 2022
Perhaps you missed these interesting programs--with super speakers--among all the amazing business associations, securities regulation, business transactions, etc. sessions! I know I did and was glad a friend highlighted them for my attention.
Wednesday, January 5, 2022, 12:35 PM to 1:50 PM
Climate Finance and Banking Regulation: Beyond Disclosure?
Financial Institutions and Consumer Financial Services
U.S. banking regulation has been slower than other forms of financial regulation (and slower than in Europe) to address climate-related financial risks. This panel explores the role of banking regulation in addressing the physical and transition risks from climate change. Possible measures include: mandatory climate risk disclosures by banks; supervisory assessments of climate-related financial risk; capital and liquidity regulation; scenario tests; determination of the appropriate role of banks in mitigating climate risk; financial stability oversight of climate risk; and action (through the Community Reinvestment Act and otherwise) to deter harms to disadvantaged communities and communities of color from climate change.
- Patricia A. McCoy, Boston College Law School, Moderator
- Christina Skinner, Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, Speaker
- Graham Steele, Stanford Graduate School of Business, Speaker
- Hilary J. Allen, American University, Washington College of Law, Speaker
- Nakita Cuttino, Georgetown University Law Center, Speaker from a Call for Papers
Sunday, January 9, 2022, 3:10 PM to 4:25 PM
Workers, Boards, and the Global Corporation
Section on Economic Globalization and Governance
The appropriate role and status of employee voice in corporate governance is an evergreen issue for corporate law. In the US, the field has traditionally focused on the interactions between boards of directors, shareholders, and managers, but with an increased emphasis on corporate social responsibility, that view has expanded. Despite widespread embrace of CSR principles, however, many corporations still resist union organizing. The inclusion of worker voice in corporate governance has significant comparative law dimensions, encompassing co-determination and union representation on boards. With the recognition that work is increasingly remote, these issues will become even more salient.
- Miriam Cherry, Saint Louis University School of Law, Moderator
- Lenore Palladino, University of Massachusetts Amherst School of Public Policy, Speaker
- Franklin A. Gevurtz, University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law, Speaker
- George S. Georgiev, Emory University School of Law, Speaker
- Matthew T. Bodie, Saint Louis University School of Law, Speaker
Looking forward to seeing many of you on Zoom later in the week!