The Corporate World

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Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) factors – what they are, what they mean for private companies, and how they are implemented by governments and corporate actors — is a frequent topic of conversation in current parlance.  Should corporate actors incorporate ESG factors into their business decisions? Is the trend of the private sector focus on ESG evidence of a more functional market, or do ESG factors distort the market? Should corporations be responsive solely to shareholder interests or should they take other constituencies into consideration? To what extent should corporate governance law constrain these considerations? Do ESG factors leave corporations more susceptible to manipulation or government influence?