Corporate Social Responsibility: Emerging Expectations for Public Companies

Why You and Your Board Need to Adapt to New Forms of Consumer Advocacy




May 10, 2018 12:30PM–1:30PM


Public companies are facing heightened expectations with respect to the social and environmental impacts of their business operations. Recent developments such as the emergence of the #MeToo movement and increasing public concern regarding issues ranging from climate change to gun control have highlighted the risks that exist in today’s social media-driven environment. When allegations of corporate missteps can instantly capture public attention, corporate management and boards of directors must address critical strategic and capacity questions. It is important to assess what your company is doing today to ensure that it can respond quickly and credibly to tomorrow’s breaking news.

Attorneys from Foley Hoag's Capital Markets and Global Business & Human Rights practices will present a webinar discussing new expectations for companies and the ways in which your company can embrace these trends and implement responsive policies and procedures. Hear real-world examples, best practices and key takeaways related to some of the pressing issues facing companies today.


  • Stacie Aarestad, Partner, Co-Chair, Capital Markets Practice, Foley Hoag
  • John Hancock, Partner, Co-Chair, Capital Markets Practice, Foley Hoag
  • Sarah Altschuller, Counsel, Corporate Social Responsibility Practice, Foley Hoag