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Consulting & Advisory Services

Serving investors, public and private companies, non-profit organizations and membership organizations

Federal Relations
Corporate Governance
ESG & Diversity

Providing the expertise you need.

Whether it is the work of Congress, the federal regulatory agencies or the next proxy season, the issues that companies and investors must address will not stop.


We offer services through a monthly retainer, per project or per report. 

We will customize a bid or expense breakdown for you.


Federal Relations

Identify the best strategies to engage Congressional members and regulatory agencies, develop relationships and understand how bills and rules may impact your business and investment strategies.

Corporate Governance

Best practices to help companies and investors develop effective advocacy tools to build relationships for the long-term benefit of companies and investors' beneficiaries.

(ESG) Environmental, Social and Governance & Diversity

Helping companies successfully navigate between investor expectations, risk management and company reporting demands. Working with investors to effectively communicate and engage with companies before and after proxy season. Assisting with diversity guidance and policies for Boards and investors.

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Federal Relations

If you feel like you don't know where to begin with federal issues, you're not alone.

We can help you navigate the halls of Congress and regulatory agencies to support your business or investor needs.

ESG & Diversity

The roots of good governance can be knotted with acronyms like "ESG."


We can identify and develop a comprehensive plan and communicate it effectively.

Corporate Goverance

We have the philosophy that companies and their investors, have the opportunity to achieve greater outcomes together rather than working separately.

Our efforts continue to bring directors and investors together for constructive dialogue on corporate governance, sustainable growth and corporate purpose.

Speaking Events

Latest Events

  • Sep 20, 8:30 AM – Sep 21, 5:00 PM
    etc.venues St. Pauls, 200 Aldersgate St, Barbican, London EC1A 4HD, UK
    Adding even more value to our review of the proxy season, the 2023 ICGN Policy Forum & Proxy Season Review (held on 20 and 21 September in London) will be a two-day event.
  • Jun 19, 8:30 AM – Jun 21, 5:30 PM
    Fairmont Royal York, 100 Front St W, Toronto, ON M5J 1E3, Canada
    As the governance and investor stewardship landscape continues to evolve, our leading expert speakers will provide attendees with key insights into best practice and highlight future priorities for companies, investors and stakeholders.
  • May 23, 8:00 AM – 2:50 PM
    Shangri-La Hotel , 188 University Ave, Toronto, ON M5H 0A3, Canada
    Canada expects slow investment growth in 2023 as many pensions are trying to recover from recent loss in returns. As the new year kicks off, pension managers are taking defensive positions in protecting portfolios from further losses. Industry experts recommend that investors remain agile and ready.
  • Apr 11, 1:00 PM – Apr 12, 3:00 PM
    London House Hotel, 85 E Wacker Dr, Chicago, IL 60601, USA
    Despite the recent backlash from some questioning the risk-return outcomes of environmental, social and governance investing, advances in data and research have proven it is not a fad.
  • Mar 28, 9:00 AM – 2:30 PM
    Bryant University, Rhode Island, 1150 Douglas Pike, Smithfield, RI 02917, USA
    Join world-renowned experts from Bryant University and the International Corporate Governance Network (ICGN) to discuss current challenges and opportunities to advance the corporate governance, stewardship, and sustainability agenda.


Carlow Consulting, LLC is a member of several national and international organizations.

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Carol Nolan Drake, J.D


May 2023

A fundamental cause of the disarray is hubris on behalf of bank executives and wishful thinking by the corporate boards that oversee them.  
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Carol Nolan Drake, J.D. and  Dr. Christine Chow

Chapter Authors


Chapter 9 - Developing governance and active ownership frameworks for investment analysis.


Carol Nolan Drake, J.D.


February 2022

Skytop Strategies Business Intelligence Hub

Carol Nolan Drake, J.D.


December 2021

Skytop Strategies Business Intelligence Hub

Carol Nolan Drake, J.D.


October 2021

Skytop Strategies Business Intelligence Hub

Sally J. Curley & Carol Nolan Drake

ESG Guide Co-author

July 2020

Perspectives, guidelines, and practical tools to help companies launch environmental, social, and governance (ESG) programs and develop disclosures. Read More

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Carol Nolan Drake

Founder of Carlow Consulting LLC & Published Author

Carol has had a career as an attorney, in state and local government, for a large institutional investor, three Governors and in senior-level positions. She maintained strong relationships over many years to benefit her clients and eventually formed her own company. 


In January of 2017, Carol founded her company after seeing a need for consulting and advisory expertise for investors, non-profits and other organizations for federal issues, and corporate governance, including ESG and diversity, best practices. In her career she's realized that federal laws or regulatory agency rules can be challenging to boards of directors, senior management, and investors. 

The Company is based in Columbus, OH with operations primarily in London, United Kingdom. 

Carlow Consulting LLC is named after County Carlow, Ireland, the ancestral home of our Nolan family. Family records note that the Nolands left Ireland after 1650 and later settled in North America.  


They prospered in Loudoun County, Virginia, where they operated Noland's Ferry,

a ferry service that shuttled passengers that needed to cross the Potomac River between Maryland and Virginia.

During the Revolutionary War, our ancestors served in the Continental Army and helped soldiers cross the Potomac River. Records indicate that General George Washington had dinner with the Noland's in 1783.

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