This multi-disciplinary roundtable event for public and private sector in-house counsel, compliance, risk and sustainability officers, discussed how best to meet current and future ESG sustainability requirements and expectations.
Speakers included Browne Jacobson’s Kirsty Finlayson, Ben Standing, Alistair Taylor, Jeniz White and Jeremy Irving; Richard Benwell from Wildlife and Countryside Link; Katie de Kauwe from Friends of the Earth; Sarah Maynard from the CFA Institute; Meryem Duygun from Nottingham University Business School; and Melissa Collett from the Chartered Insurance Institute.
1-2pm: Registration and networking lunch
2-3.15pm: Session 1: What are the current, imminent and potential future legal and regulatory risks facing organisations with respect to the transition to ESG sustainability and responsibility
14.00: Kirsty Finlayson (Event chair) introduction, Browne Jacobson LLP
14.05: Ben Standing, Browne Jacobson LLP
14.10: Richard Benwell, Chief Executive, Wildlife and Countryside Link
14.15: Alistair Taylor, Browne Jacobson LLP
14.20: Katie de Kauwe, Environmental Lawyer, Friends of the Earth
14.30: Jeniz White, Browne Jacobson LLP
14.35: Sarah Maynard, Global Senior Head, Diversity, Equality & Inclusion, CFA Institute
14.40: Jeremy Irving, Browne Jacobson LLP
14.45: Meryem Duygun, Professor of Banking and Finance, Nottingham University Business School
14.50: Melissa Collett, Professional Standards Director, CII
14.55-15:10: Discussion: questions from audience
3.15-3.30pm: Coffee break
3.30-4.45pm: Session 2: What is the optimal way to address these risks?
15.30-16.40: Discussion: Questions from audience and event chair
16.40: Wrap up and vote of thanks, invitation to speak in more detail about ESG issues to our expert lawyers and speakers and join us for drinks.
4.45-6pm: Drinks and networking