The implementation of best practices in corporate operations and governance is vital to the success of any business. These protocols and procedures help businesses optimally allocate rights and responsibilities to align the interests of various stakeholders, both internal and external.

ESG investors may require assurances that companies avoid conflicts of interest in their choice of board members and senior executives, do not use political contributions to obtain preferential treatment, and have management systems in place for vital processes.

Transparency, accountability, and appropriate due diligence and other governance structures reassure investors and employees long-term as well as provide a framework during times of difficulty or change. Having and routinely updating structures to accomplish these goals reduce legal, regulatory, and reputational risks.

How Gallagher & Kennedy Can Help

Gallagher & Kennedy’s ESG Team epitomizes the multidisciplinary approach necessary to resolve the most complex ESG issues in virtually every market segment through strategic legal counsel, legislative advocacy, and proactive risk management. We represent public and private businesses, boards of directors, governmental entities, non-profit organizations, and trade associations in all aspects of corporate accountability, governance, and operation.

Let our team serve as your ESG counsel to help you develop and/or evaluate your ESG program and help you communicate it to the public through different government filings.

ESG is not a new catchphrase. It’s in everything you do and key to everything you want to achieve. It’s part of your company’s core values, culture, and mission statement. It’s your passion. And it’s ours.

Governance Services Offered Through G&K:

  • Regulatory Compliance
  • Disclosure Obligations
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Director & Officer Liability
  • Fiduciary Duties
  • Management Succession
  • Whistleblower Procedures
  • Creating an Effective Audit Committee Structure
  • Investment Strategies (Including Climate Finance & Credit Systems)
  • Public-Private Projects (Including Strategic Joint Ventures, Water/Wastewater Infrastructure Development, Sports Facility Financing & Physician-Hospital Contracts)