After years of garnering little attention, environmental, social, and governance (ESG) matters are now top-of-mind for institutional investors – and are beginning to drive activist campaigns. What is behind this wave of ESG activism? And what can companies do to prepare for the possibility of an ESG-driven activist campaign? In this episode of Connected With Latham, we continue our Energy & Infrastructure series with a look at how company boards and management are navigating the choppy waters of ESG-related activism. Lauren Anderson, a private equity partner in Houston, speaks with Christopher Drewry, a Chicago partner and a leader in the firm’s Activism Defense Practice, and Tiffany Campion, a Senior Attorney in Chicago who focuses on takeover defense and shareholder activism, about the trends they are seeing.
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