Being Environmentally and Socially Responsible: A Study in Evolving ESG Obligations for the Food Industry

April 18, 2023 2:30pm

Steve Blonder
Much Shelist, P.C.

Jeff Brams
Chief Innovation & Legal Officer
Garden of Life, LLC

Mark Leonard
General Counsel
Sunsweet Growers Inc.

Katie Bond
Keller and Heckman LLP

  • Examining how ESG commitments are continuing to evolve and how they are impacting the food industry
  • Debating how well-intentioned environmental regulations can negatively impact food production, deforestation, and coastal region shorelines
  • Analyzing best practices for packaging and labeling relative to recyclability and composability
  • Exploring carbon credits and sustainability
  • Assessing how ESG requirements impact importing and exporting
  • Developing strategies to ensure ethical sourcing and enforcement
  • Examining WROs (withhold release order) and ways to avoid doing business with entities that engage in forced labor supply chains
  • Understanding the inclusion of animal care regulations in the greater social obligation scheme (Prop 12, foie gras (NY)
  • Discussing SEC obligations with respect to audits and governance