Partner Allison Yacker, co-head of Katten's co-chair of the Investment Management and Funds practice, has achieved a Certificate in Sustainable Capitalism and ESG from the University of California, Berkeley, School of Law.

A rigorous program as part of Berkeley Law Executive Education, this certification further enhances Allison’s ability to incorporate environmental, social and governance (ESG) considerations into her clients’ business and investment strategies. She is committed to providing customized and solution-oriented counsel to institutional and emerging asset managers interested in ESG considerations.

Allison's commitment to ESG-related issues extends beyond her client service. She is a member of the firm's board of directors and is on the Steering Committee of Katten's Women's Leadership Forum, which supports the strategic retention and advancement of women attorneys at the firm through mentoring and professional development programs. She also has a long-standing relationship with 100 Women in Finance as an Angel Member. Allison was recently recognized as a Working Mother of the Year in Working Mother Magazine.

The Sustainable Capitalism and ESG certificate program approaches ESG from a cross-functional perspective and explores both legal and business risks and opportunities. Over 14 weeks, the program uses a combination of focused lectures and case studies, curated readings and in-depth interviews with over 50 thought leaders to provide tools for advancing sustainable capitalism and transforming corporate culture.

Sustainable Capitalism and ESG Certificate Program, University of California, Berkeley, School of Law