ESG and Independent Sponsors - Are you behind the eight ball?

December 2nd, 2022 at 12:00 pm ET

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12:00pm - 1:00pm ET - DISCUSSION

ESG and Independent Sponsors - Are you behind the eight ball?

  • Role ESG plays in IS decisions around investments – How much does ESG factor into investment decisions?
  • Timeline for a more robust integration of ESG into investment framework – Is there an urgency for IS to take a more active role in ESG implementation? 
  • Resources being leveraged by IS – What sort of ESG frameworks, scorecards and checklists are they currently leveraging?  Where are the gaps in current toolkits?
  • Consistency across IS firms - How are ESG resources and information being shared across the IS community?  What sort of resources do folks already have and what do they need?    
  • Benefits of ESG – How is increased ESG focus helping IS improve financial performance?  How are IS tracking and reporting on ESG benefits? 


Elena Mervine is a managing director with CohnReznick Advisory where she focuses on performing buy and sell-side due diligence for private equity firms, lenders, strategic buyers, and sellers.


Elena Mervine

Managing Director, CohnReznick Advisory - Transaction Advisory Services

CohnReznick LLP

With more than 11 years of experience in finance, public accounting, and transaction diligence, she helps clients by assessing quality of earnings, working capital, financial reporting infrastructure, controls, and value drivers of their investments. Her industry experience includes consumer, retail, media, technology, manufacturing, healthcare, renewable energy, hospitality, and cannabis.

In 2018, Elena helped launch CohnReznick’s Cannabis practice and pioneered early due diligence work in the space. Before joining the firm, she worked at several Big Four firms where she was responsible for audits of large public and private companies across several industries as well as transaction diligence of acquisition targets. Her experience includes consulting as an interim CFO; assisting public companies with financial reporting, modeling, analysis, compliance, and corporate governance; and preparing and filing SEC forms and other information such as 10-Ks, 10-Qs, 8-Ks, MD&A and S-1 registration statements. She has also worked with companies in the process of going public via IPOs, reverse mergers, and PIPE transactions and obtaining a listing on NASDAQ and OTCBB. 


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