Event Series | ESG: Are You Ready?  

May 19, 2022

Companies are facing increasingly complex and far-reaching calls from regulators and stakeholders to meet Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) goals and reporting requirements. International law firm, Dechert LLP, and global advisory firm, StoneTurn, are hosting a series of webinars / roundtable discussions aimed at helping companies navigate emerging ESG trends and legal developments, with practical tips on how companies can integrate ESG into their business model and existing compliance framework.

Throughout this series, our speakers will examine how new and developing ESG laws and stakeholder expectations can be used as a tool for transformation: helping companies to reset company culture, mitigate legal and commercial risks and drive a sustainable and prosperous business.

Our three-part series will consist of two interactive webinars and one live event (COVID-19 permitting) with participants encouraged to get involved in the discussions, share their insights and ask questions.

If you would like to discuss any aspect of this series, please contact Abby Cook.

PART ONE - THE STRATEGIC AND TRANSFORMATIONAL NATURE OF ESG

Webinar | Wednesday, 16 March, 2022 | 4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. GMT

We will consider how companies can best integrate ESG into their business strategy, operations and policy.
Key areas of focus will include:

  • ESG as a business transformation enabler and risk management tool
  • Incorporating ESG into company culture and engaging with investors and stakeholders to drive change
  • Building a strong ESG compliance framework

Guest Speaker
Anthony O’Reilly, Former Ethics Officer of State Street Corporation

Anthony O’Reilly helps companies navigate through difficult cultural changes caused by mergers, acquisitions, regulatory or business failures. Anthony has been an audit partner at PwC, the Chief Ethics Officer at State Street Corporation and Head of Professional Practices for internal audit at Siemens, AG. Anthony has lived and worked in the United Kingdom, Hong Kong, Germany and the U.S.

PART TWO - WHAT GETS MEASURED AND REPORTED - ESG REPORTING AND SUPPLY CHAIN DUE DILIGENCE

Webinar | Tuesday, 26 April, 2022 | 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. BST

Companies are facing enhanced ESG reporting obligations to identify, measure and mitigate ESG risks, throughout their business and supply chains. Everything, from carbon emissions, ethnicity and gender balance, to the sustainability of sourcing strategies is under the microscope.
We will examine how new and emerging legislation and regulation are shaping ESG reporting and creating the need for robust, data-driven and evidence-based disclosures.

Key areas of focus will include:

  • The key challenges and legal risks associated with ESG data and disclosures
  • The impact of ESG reporting and disclosures on a company's supply chain
  • Moving towards mandatory ESG-related due diligence and practical guidance on undertaking supply chain due diligence.

 

PART THREE - IMPLEMENTING CHANGE THROUGH AN ESG LENS: LESSONS LEARNED

Dechert LLP, London, 160 Queen Victoria Stree, EC4V 4QQ | Thursday, 19 May, 2022 

All timings are BST.
5:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Registration
6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Interactive Session
7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. Drinks Reception


This is planned to be an interactive and in-person session (COVID-19 permitting), which will apply the lessons learned from the series to a real-life setting by discussing several case studies. We will look at the practical ways in which a selection of companies have implemented changes to their business operations and company culture, and how they have been able to effectively manage and measure ESG-related legal and compliance risks.

The exact format of this in-person event may change to keep in line with the current government guidelines in relation to COVID-19. 

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER YOUR INTEREST IN ATTENDING THIS SERIES

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