Defining your ESG agenda (and continually driving it forward) is the transformational challenge of this generation.
It is vital to ensure your own ESG credentials score as highly as possible and resonate with investors, employees, shareholders, clients and suppliers. Could scoring badly prevent future deals from taking place? How are some law firms 'scoring' against others?
Investors look for companies who successfully shift towards a more sustainable business model and law firms are assisting clients with advice and guidance on ESG policies, procedures and processes - but are they looking as closely at themselves?
For this master class we will hear our panel from PwC, Burges Salmon and Cooley share practical advice on improving your ESG credentials in the context of day-to-day legal operations, their experience of supporting clients in this regard and the part lawyers and LegalTech have to play in developing a responsible ESG strategy. You will also hear how to pull together what you are already doing under the 'ESG umbrella' and communicate this more effectively to improve your ESG score.
Head of Corporate Responsibility,
Emma has extensive experience advising in the field of EU products law. She has a strong grasp of EU regulation and works with the world’s leading global companies to help them solve their product-related issues. She advises on the full product lifecycle, including EU environmental considerations and assists clients wishing to input into the legislative process and adapt their business in time when new rules are developed.
Kirsty is a member of the Institute of Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability and an associate member of the Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment. Kirsty has responsibility for framing and driving the responsible business agenda and leading on community engagement and social mobility. Kirsty is experienced in addressing business and human rights, directing the Burges Salmon working with schools programme and, applying the UN Sustainable Development Goals to the firms ESG agenda.
Mark is Forensics Partner who leads PwC's Supply Chain & Third Party Risk & Resilience (SCR & TPRM) proposition and the Global Forensic Intelligence team. He has over 20 years experience of working with clients to understand and develop technology-enabled solutions to mitigate and manage supplier and third party risk, including designing SCR & TPRM frameworks, supplier due diligence (covering broad risk domains from financial resilience, to anti-corruption and ESG) and investigations into alleged supplier misconduct or breaches of supply chain codes of practice. He also works extensively with Law firms both as clients and project partners, and a range of technology alliance partners in supply chain and procurement.
The panel will be hosted and facilitated by Clarilis' CMO, Elizabeth Basten.
Elizabeth has 25 years’ experience in senior marketing and board advisory roles. As a member of the UK government advisory panel for financial wellbeing in the workplace, Elizabeth worked with Fintechs, employers and government leads in the UK to shape ESG agendas and improve mental health at work.