As we entered the new decade, businesses were already grappling with new challenges to their license to operate — what did it mean to be a good corporate citizen in the context of the climate emergency and continuing social inequality? Consumer and employee activism and political pressure at both the global and national levels were combining to force ESG (Environmental, Social and Governance) issues to the top of the board's and management's agenda. Having a clear corporate purpose was becoming essential. 

This series of ESG-focused thought leadership webinars will share insights and practical guidance for businesses considering what ESG means for them. Set out below are details of our forthcoming demystifying ESG webinar series.

ESG as a Strategic Imperative - Best Practice for Corporates, How to Demonstrate ESG Credentials and Emerging Trends Thursday, 12 May 2022
1:00 - 2:00 pm BST
Corporate Social Responsibility & Human Rights: Addressing Adverse Business Impacts Wednesday, 15 June 2022
1:00 - 2:00 pm BST

Register your interest in our Demystifying ESG Webinar series:

Recordings from our Demystifying ESG Webinar Series 2022

Date: 10 March 2022
Topic: How do lawyers draft for climate change? Developing contractual provisions that address the impact of climate change - and how to tackle it

Speakers: Laura Fisher (Chair), Becky Annison of The Chancery Lane Project and Alessandro Galtieri of Colt

Date: 10 February 2022
Topic: Executive Pay - what are stakeholders' views on fair pay?

Speakers: Jo Hewitt (Chair), Jeremy Edwards, Cristina Brown and Victoria Kirsch

Date: 20 January 2022
Topic: Evolving financial services regulations

Speakers: Beatriz Araujo (Chair), Jennifer Klass, Caitlin McErlane and Eunice Tan

Recordings from our Demystifying ESG Webinar Series 2021

Date: 21 October 2021
Topic: Special Edition: Setting the scene - what does the forthcoming COP26 mean for you and your business?

Speakers: Caitlin McErlane (Chair), Ilona Millar and Graham Stuart 

Date: 8 July 2021
Topic: ESG and Corporate Reporting

Speakers: Beatriz Araujo (Chair), Jo Hewitt and Pete Richardson, Climate Strategist at Manifest Climate

Date: 24 June 2021
Topic: ESG and Sustainable Branding

Speakers: Jo Hewitt (Chair), Julia Dickenson and Jessica Le Gros

Date: 10 June 2021
Topic: ESG: Strengthening Diversity and Inclusion Through Compliance

Speakers: Caitlin McErlane (Chair), Yindi Gesinde and Charlene Brown, Co-founder and Managing Director, Howlett Brown

Date: 27 May 2021
Topic: Managing ESG Reputational Risks and Crisis Management

Speakers: Jo Hewitt (Chair), Jo Ludlam and Mary Jordan

Date: 13 May 2021
Topic: Mitigating ESG risks in M&A and Commercial Transactions

Speakers: Nick O'Donnell (Chair), Tristan Grimmer, Nick Bryans, Francesca Richmond and Graham Stuart

Date: 29 April 2021
Topic: ESG and Antitrust

Speakers: Beatriz Araujo (Chair), Samantha Mobley and Grant Murray

Date: 15 April 2021
Topic: ESG and Litigation Risks

Speakers: Nick O'Donnell (Chair), David Hackett, John Leadley and Francesca Richmond

Date: 11 March 2021
Topic: ESG and Tax: What is a "fair share"?

Speakers: Jo Hewitt (Chair), Natalie Dunne, James Wilson, Roeland Bavinck and Andriea Vamadevan

Date: 25 February 2021
Topic: ESG and Brexit

Speakers: Beatriz Araujo (Chair), Caitlin McErlane, Tania Arora and Sarah West

Date: 11 February 2021
Topic: What will Biden's Presidency Mean for ESG?

Speakers: Beatriz Araujo (Chair), David Hackett, Gloria Santona and David Chmiel of Global Torch Light

Date: 28 January 2021
Topic: SFDR and ESG Regulation for Financial Institutions

Speakers: Kimberly Everitt (Chair), Caitlin McErlane, Ansgar Schott and Gabriel Ziero of ECOFACT

Recordings from Our Demystifying ESG Webinar Series 2020

Date: 7 October 2020
Topic: ESG and Corporate Reporting Part 2

Speakers: Beatriz Araujo (Chair), Ilona Millar, Paul Anderson and Brent Esler

Date: 23 September 2020
Topic: ESG and Executive Compensation

Speakers: Nick O'Donnell (Chair), Jeremy Edwards, Don-Tobias Jol, Victoria Kirsch and Joseph Fomenky, member of the Equity Solutions team at Aon

Date: 9 September 2020
Topic: ESG and Corporate Reporting Part 1

Speakers: Beatriz Araujo (Chair), Jo Hewitt, Nick O'Donnell, Hannah Swift and Andriea Vamadevan

Date: 26 August 2020
Topic: ESG and the Supply Chain

Speakers: Jo Hewitt (Chair), Francesca Richmond, Ben Smith and Graham Stuart

Date: 12 August 2020
Topic: ESG Regulation for Financial Institutions

Speakers: Nick O'Donnell (Chair), Tim Alferink, Jennifer Klass and Caitlin McErlane

Date: 29 July 2020
Topic: ESG and the Modern Workforce

Speakers: Beatriz Araujo (Chair), Jo Hewitt, Jonathan Sharp and Jonathan Tuck

Date: 15 July 2020
Topic: What Is the New European Green Finance Taxonomy, and How Will It Affect Your Business?

Speakers: Jo Hewitt (Chair), Caitlin McErlane, Anahita Thoms and Sam Gill, Co-Founder and COO of Sylvera

1 July 2020
ESG and the Modern Customer 

Speakers: Jo Hewitt (Chair), Beatriz Araujo, Nick O'Donnell and David Scott

17 June 2020
Green Finance

Speakers: Caitlin McErlane (Chair), Michael Doran, Eva Segur-Cabanac, Chantal Thompson and Caroline Escott, Senior Policy Lead (Investment and Stewardship) at Pensions and Lifetime Savings Association

3 June 2020
Introduction to ESG

Speakers: Beatriz Araujo, Jo Hewitt, Caitlin McErlane, Nick O'Donnell

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