Conference Plenaries

2022 Grunin Conference Plenaries 


Inclusive Capitalism and Going the Last Mile
Sonal Shah, Interim Executive Vice President, Worldwide Network Advancement, United Way

This keynote focuses on the evolution of impact investment and inclusive capitalism, in particular focusing on delivering for the “last mile,” serving people in underserved communities while being careful to avoid inadvertent harm. How can lawyers create a set of legal guidelines that are able to adapt as inclusive capitalism progresses? How can the role of lawyers change as they become more active stakeholders in this process?


Climate Regulation and the Long and Winding Road
John Coates, John F. Cogan, Jr. Professor of Law and Economics and Research Director, Center on the Legal Profession, Harvard Law School

This keynote focuses on the challenges and complexities of the proposed SEC climate regulation from the perspective of a senior policy maker. Who were the players and what was necessary to make it happen? What choices did the SEC make along the way and what will be the likely consequences and ripple effects if the regulation is adopted? What are the lessons for policy makers and lawyers for future ESG regulation?