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A basis for research and practical guidance focusing on federal securities laws, compliance & corporate governance.

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An educational service that provides practical guidance on legal issues involving public and private mergers & acquisitions, joint ventures, private equity – and much more.

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The “one stop” resource for information about responsible executive compensation practices & disclosure.

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PracticalESG

PracticalESG.com

Keeping you in-the-know on environmental, social and governance developments

Most of the stories about ESG and sustainability developments highlight things that are attractive – socially, financially and even aesthetically. Shoe company New Balance chose to run down a different path. Really different.

They issued limited release shoes using stuff that was just laying around, like 3,000 soles they found. I won’t attempt to describe the shoes, or even offer adjectives. The message behind the controversial design is right on point – using a phrase I saw somewhere just yesterday (I apologize for the lack of proper attribution, but I can’t find it today), “waste is only waste if you let it be waste.” New Balance decided to extract direct financial value and some buzz from what could be called underutilized assets. Granted, this limited release isn’t likely to have a material impact on the company’s financials (yes, I HAD to do that…).

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The Editor

Lawrence Heim has been practicing in the field of ESG management for more than 35 years. He began his career as a legal assistant in the Environmental Practice of Vinson & Elkins working for a partner who is nationally recognized and an adjunct professor of environmental law at the University of Texas Law School. He moved into technical environmental consulting with ENSR Consulting & Engineering at the height of regulatory development, working across a range of disciplines. He was one… View Profile