ESG has been a familiar acronym in the business world but what does it really mean and how should it shape your business? Learn from Phelps’ ESG team on how to build ESG into your corporate culture and implement sustainable processes and policies that set you up for success.

Environmental, Social, Governance “ESG” is an increasing focus for businesses big and small. Entrepreneurs need to know how to leverage ESG metrics to increase investor and customer potentials while minimizing business risks.

This presentation is ideal for entrepreneurs, government contractors, business professionals and nonprofits. Our presenters will discuss how ESG is not just for “green” businesses but the new standard for all businesses and nonprofits. Attendees will learn:

  • ESG fundamentals
  • How is ESG data used in investments and regulations
  • Implications for businesses big and small

We will make ESG goals more digestible during this happy hour and presentation. Beverage served during the presentation. Must be 21+ to drink


Alan Harrell, Partner

Alan Harrell has more than 20 years of experience working at the intersection of substantive environmental law, science and business. He counsels clients on environmental regulatory matters and sustainability programs, as well as product stewardship. As the leader of Phelps’ ESG team, Alan works with lawyers across multiple disciplines of law, including corporate and securities, labor and employment, regulatory and litigation, to provide clients with comprehensive counsel related to a business’ ESG policies and procedures.

Madison Guerinot, Associate

Madison Guerinot helps companies design and implement policies to stay on the right side of ever-changing environmental laws on both state and federal levels, including setting up environmental, social and corporate governance (ESG) programs. A founding member of Phelps’ ESG team, Madison works with lawyers across practices and offices to help clients identify and address ESG-related concerns and opportunities. She uses her background in engineering to understand these issues from a both technical and client-centric perspective, and she brings this insight to the table during transactional due diligence and negotiations, as well as day-to-day business, regulatory and risk-mitigation counseling.

Phelps is a full-service law firm of more than 340 lawyers across the United States and London. It blends valuable traditions and progressive ideas to foster a culture of collaboration among lawyers. Practice groups work together to offer clients a progressive, diverse practice and partnership that handles a broad range of sophisticated business needs regionally, nationally and internationally.

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