Today’s general counsel aren’t just technical advisers on the law. Top corporate lawyers are also strategic advisers in their companies’ efforts to be good citizens, be it through environmental, social or governance initiatives.

That’s according to Amelia Miazad at University of California, Berkeley School Law, who has created an entire course around this relatively new aspect of the general counsel role. Miazad is founding director and senior research fellow of the Business in Society Institute at Berkeley Law.