The Rise of ESG: What it is and why it matters

Julia Jacobson
Julia Jacobson | Arent Fox

Julia has more than 20 years of experience as a trusted advisor to clients around the globe.

On-Demand: October 27, 2021

$95.00 1 hour CLE

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Program Summary

“ESG” refers to the criteria that organizations use to refer to their business ethics in the areas of environmental, social and governance. With roots in philanthropy and socially-responsible investing, ESG became the acronym of choice for the frameworks through which a consumer, employee, lender or investor can analyze and understand whether and how a business’ practices match stated values. Businesses often think of ESG as doing well by doing good. Today, ESG refers to a patchwork of legal and regulatory requirements and stakeholder expectations.

Key topics to be discussed:

  • Regulatory requirements and recent updates
  • The role of third-party standards, labels and frameworks
  • Supply-chain and stakeholder expectations and risks

Date / Time: October 27, 2021

  • 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm Eastern
  • 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm Central
  • 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm Mountain
  • 11:00 am – 12:00 pm Pacific

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Live Video Broadcast/Re-Broadcast: Watch Program "live" in real-time, must sign-in and watch program on date and time set above. May ask questions during presentation via chat box. Qualifies for "live" CLE credit.

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Julia Jacobson, Esq. | Arent Fox
Julia has more than 20 years of experience as a trusted advisor to clients around the globe. She concentrates her work in these three areas:

Privacy and Cybersecurity:
Julia advises her clients on an array of privacy, cybersecurity, data breach, and data governance matters. She regularly assists clients with the design and development of privacy sensitive policies for the collection and use of personal data, incident response, information governance, and vendor management across the globe. Julia regularly advises businesses on the acquisition and sale of data, including through business combinations. More recently, she has helped her clients design and develop compliance programs to meet  the requirements of the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation, New York Department of Financial Services Cybersecurity Regulations, California Consumer Privacy Act, and the evolving federal and state legal landscape.

Marketing and Promotions:
Julia advises clients in traditional marketing and advertising campaigns, as well as internet, mobile, social media, text message, and email marketing, telemarketing, and sweepstakes, contests, and other promotions. Much of her marketing practice is dedicated to assisting clients to navigate the complex digital advertising ecosystem and the use of emerging technologies. She routinely drafts and negotiates co-branding, sponsorships, commercial coventures, and other agreements associated with the marketing, and promotion of products and services. Her clients include brands, agencies, and technology providers.

Technology Transactions:
Julia also has significant experience assisting clients in drafting and negotiating their complex commercial contracts, particularly technology-centric agreements. She reviews and develops template agreements for both product and service providers and users.

Previous Work:
Prior to joining Arent Fox, Julia was a partner at an international law firm.

Privacy, Cybersecurity & Data Protection

Boston University School of Law LL.M. Boston University School of Law JD University of Michigan BA

Professional Activities:
Julia is a Fellow of Information Privacy of the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP)


I. Regulatory requirements and recent updates | 2:00-2:20
II. The role of third-party standards, labels and frameworks | 2:20-2:40
III. Supply-chain and stakeholder expectations and risks | 2:40-3:00