Dates: February 26 - 28, 2023
Location: New Orleans, Louisiana
The Steering Committee welcomes a select group of up to 48 lawyers at the forefront of ESG law across North America, Europe, and the UK. The purpose of the Forum is to connect thought leaders, with diverse areas of expertise, to explore common concerns, exchange ideas, and resolve challenges faced on behalf of their clients.
Using candid, seminar-style discussion, the group engages in meaningful dialogue about their shared experiences, and collaboratively examines legal innovation and ESG practice development.
This elite group, comprised of experts in the field, personally nominates all invitees and develops the Agenda, which forms the basis of our discussions.
Emily holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology from Queen’s University. Before joining Cambridge Forums, Emily spent ten years working as an event manager; from leading full-scope event production of gala fundraisers in Toronto, to travelling the world as a destination wedding planner, managing each event from concept to onsite execution. Armed with deep expertise in relationship management and event logistics, Emily looks to deliver standout participant experiences as a Forum Director. Outside of the office, Emily can be found scouring Spotify for new music, hosting dinner parties for her friends and family, and perfecting her golf swing.
Built on genuine interactions and spontaneous connections, the Forum is a unique opportunity for practical discussions among preeminent ESG legal leaders.
"The Forum is a great way to connect with colleagues who are grappling with similar issues in their practice. The format facilities vibrant conversation and a lively exchange of ideas. I wholeheartedly recommend the Forum to any practitioner looking to immerse themselves in in-depth discussion on the issues of the day."Shawn P. Naunton Partner Zuckerman Speader LLP New York, United States
"It was very valuable to be able to share experiences with the ESG leaders of some of the leading firms in this space. The quality of the discussion was excellent, talks about the opportunities and challenges of ESG and building leaders in ESG practices. We also got to talk meaningfully about the purpose of law firms that are part of Big Law."Jeroen Ouwehand Senior Partner Clifford Chance LLP Amsterdam, Netherlands
"This is a great program, far better than conferences where people present, and others listen. The frank exchange of views and the equal playing field is very conducive to open and helpful discussion."William R. Sherman Partner Latham & Watkins LLP Washington, D.C., United States
"I have attended many conferences over the years, but the Forum is truly unique because it demands participation in a small group format and the content is rich and highly advanced."Joshua Levy Partner Ropes & Gray Boston, United States