At AIG, a global insurance company operating in 80 countries, Fato leverages her experience in legal, compliance, and regulatory matters to manage these global departments and uses her legal mindset to help guide the board and C-suite in making ethical decisions for the company.
The November 2020 ACC Docket cover story highlights the best ways that general counsel can lead and bolster their company’s ESG programs, from focusing on the environmental practices to social justice movements. Below are more insights from other ACC Docket authors to encourage in-house counsel to prioritize ESG initiatives and get more support from investors.
ACC has seen a lot of changes in the past year. To adapt to the COVID-19 pandemic, not only did we have our first virtual-only Annual Meeting, but we also transitioned from printing the ACC Docket to publishing content exclusively online, as most ACC members’ offices have been closed since the outbreak began.
One business that has found a way through the COVID-19 challenges is Whirlpool, which had a strong second quarter despite the economic turmoil. That success is due in part to Whirlpool’s global legal department and Deputy General Counsel Aaron Spira, who used his business acumen to help adapt Whirlpool’s distribution operations and strategy to the unprecedented global crisis.
Sparked by the deaths of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor, protests for racial equality continue globally. Many companies have taken a stand, publicly denouncing police brutality and reassessing their policies to root out racial bias in their organizations. But how are the employees responding?
ACC collaborated with the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) to cover these strategies in the hour-long webcast “A New Understanding of Workplace Diversity and Inclusion.” This article includes some of the webcast’s key takeaways that in-house counsel can use in their organizations to improve diversity and inclusion (D&I) programs.
A messy office area can be a distraction and an obstacle to your job. Maintaining an organized desk is vital to completing your work tasks, prioritizing your day, and keeping a clear mind. Follow this checklist for a cleaner and more organized workspace.