General Counsel: How to drive change and deliver value through ESG engagement
What started as the corporate social responsibility (CSR) agenda in the 1970s has transformed into the environmental, social and governance (ESG) sustainability movements of today.
As a GC, you have a tremendous opportunity to drive change and deliver value through greater engagement in ESG.
We're delighted to invite you to our latest In Conversation with Professor Paul Watchman, Special Legal Adviser to the UN Environment Programme’s Principles for Sustainable Insurance Initiative (UN PSI), and Net Zero Insurance Alliance (NZIA).
We will consider:
- Which ESG opportunities and issues are in-house legal teams focusing on?
- How is the GC role evolving within the remit of ESG?
- How well equipped are in-house teams to deal with ESG and where is external support most needed?
- To what extent do clients expect law firms’ external advice to be consistent with their own business’ approach to ESG?
Paul is a recognised authority and thought leader in a number of ESG areas. Recently named by Ethical Corporation as one of the six most influential global figures in the development of sustainable finance. He has been awarded the Thomson Reuters Leadership Award for Outstanding Contribution to the Development of ESG and is also Advisory Board Chair for the 'Lawyers for Net Zero' initiative.
Date: Thursday 16 September 2021
Timings: 11am - 12pm