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October 1, 2022

Environmental, Social, and Governance Issues: A Business Imperative, October 11, 2022, 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. (EDT), via webinar

Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.’s (B&C®) October 11, 2022, webinar “Environmental, Social, and Governance Issues: A Business Imperative” is now available for on-demand viewing. During this one-hour webinar, experts from FTI Consulting, Christine DiBartolo, Senior Managing Director, Head of Americas Corporate Reputation, and Ken Ditzel, Senior Managing Director, explore the hows and whys of environmental, social, and governance (ESG) issues, clearing up what can be a confusing “alphabet soup” for newcomers and providing practical tips for embarking upon an ESG journey for entities beginning the process. In conversation with Lynn L. Bergeson, Managing Partner, B&C, panelists discussed how to conduct an ESG assessment, what makes an ESG program successful, and risks and opportunities that must be considered when undertaking this significant task. A well-designed ESG strategy can achieve meaningful improvements in corporate performance and provide real value to stakeholders through specific commitments to corporate responsibility, making it well worth the effort.

Topics Covered:

  • Undertaking an ESG assessment — conducting an assessment of supply chain realities is key to a successful ESG program;
  • Building an effective ESG program — learning the essential elements and how to use them will help to implement a well-designed ESG program; and
  • Building credible sustainability reporting systems — developing data-driven systems capable of delivering credible ESG disclosures takes careful analysis and planning and must be communicated clearly and effectively.

Speakers Include:
Christine DiBartolo is Senior Managing Director in FTI Consulting’s Strategic Communications segment based in Chicago. Her professional experience includes issues and reputation management, message development, corporate positioning, corporate social responsibility, strategic planning, public education campaigns, public affairs, and government relations. Ms. DiBartolo has extensive experience working with clients facing ongoing transformation and has developed reputation and positioning programs in the manufacturing, energy, technology, telecommunications, retail, and education sectors.
Ken Ditzel is a Senior Managing Director at FTI Consulting and leads the firm’s North American energy and environmental market advisory team. His work has been used in antitrust and competitive assessments; arbitration, litigation, and regulatory disputes; asset due diligence; corporate growth strategies; integrated resource plans; project feasibility studies; and policy analyses. He often uses statistical and optimization models to determine how changes in market and regulatory variables affect commodity supply, demand, and prices. His work has covered the agriculture, biofuels, coal, electricity, domestic gas and liquefied natural gas (LNG), manufacturing, oil and refined products, petrochemicals, and renewables industries.
Lynn L. Bergeson, Managing Partner, B&C, has earned an international reputation for her deep and expansive understanding of how regulatory programs pertain to industrial biotechnology, synthetic biology, and other emerging transformative technologies. She counsels corporations, trade associations, and business consortia on a wide range of issues pertaining to chemical hazard, exposure and risk assessment, risk communication, minimizing legal liability, and evolving regulatory and policy matters.