Dave Curran, ESG and Law Institute executive director and co-chair of the Paul, Weiss ESG Advisory Practice, was featured in an interview in NACD Private Company Directorship Newsletter.
In the article, “From Ribbon Cutting to Ritual: ESG on the Board Agenda,” Dave discusses how boards can truly “ritualize,” or integrate, ESG objectives into their businesses; how technology intersects with ESG; and the role of the general counsel in helping a private company board oversee ESG, among other topics.
“Instead of making it a ribbon-cutting experience, like when a circus comes to town, [ESG goals] should be an important business objective for the company,” Dave says. As we do with other important business objectives, “we document them, we budget for them, we put great talent on them. Then we track, measure, and monitor progress,” he adds.