Corporate Sustainability in the Era of Shifting Federal Priorities

Contributed by Carey Weiss, Director of Sustainability Initiatives at Fordham University, on March 11, 2018.

The 2016 election marked a turning point in American environmental priorities. From the change in policies of the US EPA, to withdrawal from the Paris Climate Accord, the US federal government is shifting from years of progressive environmental policy, to a bigger onus on individuals, non-profits, local governments, and private companies to fill in the gaps.¬†Friday’s¬†symposium, organized by the Fordham Environmental Law Review,¬† focused on the critical role corporations have in sustainability. The Symposium featured distinguished professors, CSR attorneys and representatives from BlackRock, IBM, and Unilever, and others.