Doing Well By Doing Good

How Environmental and Social Governance Impact Your Business

In the 2021 ACC Chief Legal Officers Survey, in-house counsel listed ESG and related issues as a top concern, with 65% expecting the trend to accelerate. This hub will feature insights and resources to help clients stay informed and proactive in this rapidly evolving space.

Client Spotlight:
Truist—Inspiring Others by Doing Good

Recently, Truist issued its first social bond, which will address issues relating to affordable housing, low- to moderate-income communities, and access to essential infrastructure, such as healthcare and utilities. The bond is part of Truist’s three-year, $60 billion plan to invest in communities. Womble Bond Dickinson attorney Vanessa Morris discusses how and why Truist is making this investment in helping communities and the people who call those communities home.

In-house Roundhouse Podcast

Social and sustainability sage Pamela Cone joins our Editorial Board Chair Mark Henriques for a discussion about key ESG issues and what steps companies can take today to shift from transactional to transformational social impact. 


In March 2021, Truist Financial, one of the nation’s largest banks, issued its first social bond of $1.25 billion, as part of the company's ESG strategy. Mark Henriques and Vanessa Morris sit down with three of the company’s executives leading the effort. Guests are Tori Kaplan, Head of CSR/ESG, Anthony Weekly, Chief CRA Officer, and Augie Husmillo, Corporate Funding Manager.