Public and Private Regulation: What's Driving ESG?

A Dinner at the Mayflower Sponsored by the Freedom of Thought Project

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We recognize the risks of agency overreach when rulemaking seeks to impose ESG considerations on business.  But to what extent have private banks and institutional investors also been able to leverage their economic power to shape firm behavior on climate and other ESG questions – outside of the democratic process?  And if we worry that the administrative state lacks political accountability for contentious policy choices, should we also be concerned about the role of private economic influence?

Join us for a dinner at the Mayflower Hotel as our panelists discuss these questions and more. This registration link above will direct registrants to the Executive Branch Review conference ticket sales page, where dinner tickets will be available at a discount to logged in members. Login or Join today!


  • Christina Parajon Skinner, Assistant Professor of Legal Studies and Business Ethics, The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania 
  • Julia Mahoney, John S. Battle Professor of Law, Univeristy of Virginia School of Law 
  • Matthew Stoller, Director of Research, American Economic Liberties Project 
  • Hon. C. Boyden Gray, Founding Partner, Boyden Gray & Associates 
  • Moderator: Hon. Gregory G. Katsas, Judge, United States Court of Appeals, District of Columbia Circuit 

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