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American Bar Association, Business Law Section, Fall 2014

he Sustainability Disclosure Debate: The Future of Reporting,Transparency, and Multiple Forms of Capital Washington, DC

Nancy Cleveland, Presenter

Sustainability is a megatrend. Companies face many global, national and local challenges to incorporating sustainability practices into management and operations. The list of issues related to social, environmental, and economic capital is long. This program will take a deep dive into the range of sustainability issues, how publicly traded companies are managing sustainability reporting and disclosure, and the legal implications of this fast-evolving area. Panelists will explore existing and emerging national and global sustainability reporting and disclosure standards, such as the GRI Reporting Framework and SASB's new disclosure standards, and engage in a lively debate about the future of sustainability disclosure, whether mandatory or voluntary.