ESG Integrity: Aligning Missions with Implementation
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ESG implementation and benchmarking can be used to better understand your company’s own ESG position, and its position relative to peers and industry leading practice. By examining the integrity of ESG programs, policies and processes adopted by your peers and regional competitors, companies can reallocate resources and personnel to address core exposure concerns, curb future non-compliance issues and improve managerial oversight on emerging ESG risks.
Liz Singleton is Special Counsel in Baker Botts' Environmental, Safety & Incident Response Section. She advises clients on environmental risks and requirements in all types of transactional matters. Using her broad knowledge base across diverse environmental media, Liz provides clear and practical advice on complex environmental issues, highlighting risks and helping clients to evaluate the business implications of the same. Clients appreciate Liz's responsiveness, efficiency, and commercial approach to environmental matters.
Liz's practice has also included compliance auditing, due diligence investigations, and remediation projects. She counsels clients on environmental enforcement and compliance matters, as well as permitting and regulatory matters. She has represented clients in administrative enforcements actions and Superfund cases, and supported litigation on a variety of environmental issues in civil matters, including toxic tort cases.
Liz advises clients from a wide variety of industry, with an emphasis on the energy (traditional and renewables), chemical, and financial/insurance sectors.
Prior to joining Baker Botts, Liz practiced environmental law at another international law firm in Houston.
Miriam Wrobel leads FTI Consulting’s global Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) practice, representing more than 250 professionals across FTI’s business segments focused on supporting clients across their ESG programs. Ms. Wrobel advises public and private companies and a wide range of investors on ESG evaluation, strategy, and implementation efforts, leveraging her 20 years of transactional and strategic experience and deep background in the energy transition to support the development and execution of multi-pronged ESG and sustainability programs.
Ms. Wrobel has advised public and private companies, as well as universities and local and state governments on ESG and energy transition matters. She specializes in the strategic evaluation of ESG initiatives utilizing a financial lens, incorporating rigorous financial analysis to help clients execute ESG initiatives that drive revenue growth, cost savings, and cost-effective risk mitigation.
Ms. Wrobel has extensive experience in clean energy and sustainability finance, having led, advised, or participated in hundreds of transactions in renewable energy and energy efficiency. She has experience in novel financial structures including municipal pre-pay power purchase agreements, energy services agreements for energy efficiency, green bank loans, and green bonds.
Prior to her consulting career, Ms. Wrobel was the clean energy product specialist within Citigroup’s Municipal Securities Division, advising traders, investment bankers and their clients on renewable energy investments. In this role, she evaluated all renewable energy transactions within the division and led due diligence and negotiation of investments in wind, solar, and energy efficiency projects.
Ms. Wrobel holds a B.A. in Political Science from Stanford University and an M.B.A. in Finance and Real Estate from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.