Georgeson | OETV ESG Interview Series
This episode of the OETV ESG Interview Series recaps a new episode of the Net Zero Conversations featuring Andy Bainbridge, Private Infrastructure Development Group Chair, as well as the second installment of Unicus Research’s new series, The Cost of Ignorance, featuring Professor Stephen Chan, Political Expert on Africa and Asia.
Sasha Chasen interviews Hannah Orowitz, senior managing director of Georgeson’s ESG advisory team, on how to maximize the value of relationships with investors and stakeholders, notable highlights from the 2022 Proxy Season, and what shareholder ESG proposals, voting, and passage rates indicate about company prioritization and focus heading into 2023.
Hannah Orowitz, Senior Managing Director, Corporate Governance, Georgeson LLC
Hannah Orowitz is a senior managing director on Georgeson’s environmental, social and corporate governance (ESG) advisory team. Hannah works closely with clients across all market capitalizations and industries to develop proactive ESG strategies and shareholder engagement programs. Hannah leverages her legal background and disclosure expertise to help Georgeson clients enhance and effectively communicate key ESG matters to their investors. As a former in-house counsel, Hannah understands the complexities presented by investors’ ever-increasing focus on ESG matters and helps clients reach consensus within their organizations as to how to best integrate communicate with stakeholders on these topics. Hannah frequently represents Georgeson at industry events and presentations and is regularly featured in media coverage regarding ESG and shareholder engagement. Prior to joining Georgeson, Hannah was Vice President, Associate General Counsel and Assistant Secretary for XL Group Ltd, responsible for securities and corporate governance matters, including the development and execution of XL’s shareholder engagement and sustainability strategies, all aspects of XL’s shareholder meetings and governance matters related to XL’s acquisition of Catlin Group Limited and later its merger with and into AXA SA. Hannah began her career as an Associate with Sutherland, Asbill & Brennan (now Eversheds Sutherland), where she counseled clients on public and private securities offerings and corporate governance matters. Hannah received her J.D., Cum Laude, from American University Washington College of Law and her B.A. from Hamilton College. She is a member of the Society for Corporate Governance and of its Sustainability Practices Committee.
Sasha Chasen, OETV ESG Host, OpenExchange