ESG and sustainability

ESG Disputes & Investigations

Disputes and investigations are not often considered top-line ESG issues.  CRA has found that a social license to operate is often on the line when companies must engage in an investigation or business dispute.  Our professionals have investigated and advised on issues across the ESG spectrum, such as gender-based discrimination and sexual harassment claims, corruption, anticompetitive behavior, financial statement fraud, and others.  In each instance, a company’s ability to survive and thrive is based on that social license to operate and whether regulators, customers, and other key stakeholders are willing to continue to grant it.


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    Gender and race/ethnic diversity benchmarks
    For one of the world’s largest producers of chocolate, CRA prepared gender and race/ethnic diversity benchmarks using US external labor market data available...
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  • 02
    Racial discrimination investigation
    The CRA team investigated allegations of racial discrimination and hostile work environment made by the Vice President against the President of a national...
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  • 03
    Lending discrimination
    Dr. Courchane provided expert testimony in a lawsuit brought by Plaintiffs against a major lender, alleging lending discrimination which led to increased...
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