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How General Counsel Became the Corporate Conscience

How General Counsel Became the Corporate Conscience

by Starling Insights

Starling Insights Editorial Board

Oct 11, 2022


The rise of ‘stakeholder capitalism’ means companies face pressure from all sides— regulators, legislators, investors, employees, and consumers — to carry out business with integrity and transparency. Staff attorneys can, therefore, no longer simply provide counsel on a company’s compliance with the law. As such, general counsel are increasingly taking on responsibility for firms’ ESG policies, leading work in areas such as climate change, human rights, and diversity and inclusion.

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