The Informed Board
The business world confronts a host of shifting challenges in 2021. To help boards navigate these, Skadden is launching The Informed Board, a periodic collection of concise articles that provide broad insights about key issues directors face. In these articles, we aim to help flag potential challenges that may not be fully appreciated, explain trends, share our observations and give directors practical guidance without a lot of legal jargon. These articles are based not just on Skadden’s knowledge of the law, but also on our front-line experience inside boardrooms.
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The events of 2020 and their aftermath have made it clear that ESG is not a fad that will recede, even during a crisis. If anything, 2020 made ESG's importance clear and firmly established ESG as being a more important engagement and voting topic going forward.
Under the Biden administration, corporations can expect the DOJ and congressional investigations to place greater focus on the private sector. Democrats in the 117th Congress likely will focus on issues including the response to the COVID-19 pandemic, environmental concerns, drug pricing and antitrust questions surrounding Big Tech.
As the U.S. changes administration, there is significant interest in how the country’s relationship with China may evolve with respect to trade, national security and government enforcement. Although some modifications in tone and approach under the Biden administration are possible, fundamental changes in these areas appear unlikely.
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