Webinar Series - COVID 19 Next Steps No. 5 Luxury or Necessity? Corporate Diversity and Inclusion at a Time of Crisis: Views from Brazilian General Counsels
Thursday, July 23rd 2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
At a time of great uncertainty caused by the COVID-19 pandemic and fractious politics in Brazil, the United States and elsewhere, companies have had to navigate public health and societal crises simultaneously. Fortunately, corporate commitments to diversity and inclusion (D&I) initiatives have in many cases proven encouragingly resilient and robust in recent months. Many companies have used D&I programs and tools to foster greater collaboration and connectivity among workforces physically separated by social distancing guidelines and work-from-home policies. There has also been a notable expansion of external-facing marketing campaigns and community engagement to ensure continuity in customer relationships – and to use the current crisis as a time to reflect, and in some cases, rebrand. These D&I initiatives may prove to be a true silver lining to the deep disruptions caused by the economic crisis triggered by pandemic alongside the ongoing soul-searching inspired by the Black Lives Matter movement, the continued gender pay/opportunity gap, and recent advances in fighting LGBTQ+ discrimination. The panel of prominent leaders in the Brazilian-American legal community will discuss navigating corporate responses to the pandemic across multiple sectors of the economy, at a time of renewed internal and external focus on issues of diversity and inclusion.
Moderators: David Flechner, Partner, Paul Hastings LLP (São Paulo)
Scott R. Wilson, Partner, DLA PiperLLP (New York)
Speakers: Roberta Carvalho, Senior Counsel, Integrated Marketplace, NIKE, Inc.
Pedro Frade, Head of Legal and Compliance - Latin America, PIMCO
Fabio Eduardo De Pieri Spina, General Counsel and Corporate Affairs Officer, Gerdau
Webinar information will be provided to registrants once registration has been completed.
Webinar organized by the Brazilian-American Chamber of Commerce in partnership with DLA Piper LLP and Paul Hastings LLP.
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