LRN Perspectives

Implementing ESG: Employee Engagement, Communication, and Training


Ethics and compliance are uniquely positioned to operationalize companies’ ESG commitments, from establishing oversight and monitoring mechanisms to translating ESG objectives in terms of values and behavioral expectations for employees.

This panel discussion covers strategies for communicating, educating, and cascading ESG commitments to the global workforce, the impact on employee engagement, and how elevating culture and behavior not only makes companies better, it makes the world better, too.

Featured Panelists

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Emily Miner is a Senior Advisor in LRN’s Ethics & Compliance Advisory practice. She counsels executive leadership teams on how to actively shape and manage their ethical culture through deep quantitative and qualitative understanding and engagement. A skilled facilitator, Emily emphasizes co-creative, bottom-up, and data-driven approaches to foster ethical behavior and inform program strategy. Emily has led engagements with organizations in the healthcare, technology, manufacturing, energy, professional services, and education industries. Emily co-leads LRN’s ongoing flagship research on E&C program effectiveness and is a thought leader in the areas of organizational culture, leadership, and E&C program impact. Prior to joining LRN, Emily applied her behavioral science expertise in the environmental sustainability sector, working with non-profits and several New England municipalities; facilitated earth science research in academia; and contributed to drafting and advancing international climate policy goals. Emily has a Master of Public Administration in Environmental Science and Policy from Columbia University and graduated summa cum laude from the University of Florida with a degree in Anthropology.

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Stacey J. Hanna is General Counsel, Global Ethics and Compliance at Lonza Group.  Ms. Hanna joined Lonza when Capsugel was acquired by Lonza in July 2017 from KKR & Co.   and as part of the acquisition she was promoted into her current role.  In her role, she is globally responsible for building and enhancing the public multinational’s first global ethics and compliance program in the areas of anti-bribery and anti-corruption, trade compliance, antitrust, allegations and investigations and enterprise risk management, as well as U.S. government relations.  She also is a member of Lonza’s D&I Steering Committee, ES&G Steering Committee and COVID-19 Taskforce.  While at Capsugel, Ms. Hanna focused on Corporate, Commercial, Ethics & Compliance, Mergers & Acquisitions, Employment, Regulatory, and Information Security matters.  Ms. Hanna graduated with honors from Hamilton College in 1997 and Cornell Law School in 2001.   Prior to joining Lonza, Ms. Hanna was associated with Mayer Brown, Pfizer Inc. and Drinker Biddle & Reath.   She is admitted to the New Jersey, Pennsylvania and New York State Bar.

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Kelly Slavitt is an Advisory Board member for Parley Pro, a Silicon Valley tech startup, acts as General Counsel for several startup companies, and consults with private equity firms to identify value in growth companies. Previously, Kelly spent 10 years as the General Counsel and Corporate Secretary at Reckitt Benckiser LLC, the North American Hygiene and Home business unit of Reckitt Benckiser plc, a FTSE Top 25 company with 40,000 employees based outside of London. She and her team of 12 international legal professionals protected $3.3 billion in net revenue for RB’s best known brands, including LYSOL, MUCINEX, AIR WICK, DUREX, and D-CON. She was a member of the Global Legal Leadership Team and the North American Management Team, and reported jointly to the Area President in the North America Headquarters and the BU Global General Counsel in Amsterdam. Kelly was one of RB’s 400 top executives (“T400”) and on the Leadership Team of the Diversity and Inclusion Committee.

Prior to joining RB, Kelly was Counsel at General Electric and the first General Counsel at The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA). Before moving in-house, she was an associate at Skadden Arps and at Thelen Reid in New York City and a Solicitor at Allens Arthur Robinson in Melbourne, Australia.

Kelly has a B.A. from The Pennsylvania State University, an M.P.A. from New York University, a J.D. from Brooklyn Law School, an LL.M. from the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, and an M.B.A. for Lawyers from ACC / Boston University School of Management. She is admitted in New York, and as in-house counsel in New Jersey.

Kelly is a published author in numerous business publications and law journals, and is a frequent speaker at legal conferences. She was identified by Inside Counsel as one of 100 women in the United States ready to be a Fortune 500 General Counsel, and has been featured in Modern Counsel, Vanguard, and the ABA's Law Practice Today.

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