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Leadership, Net Zero and Lawyers

How in-house counsel are helping drive ESG

  • Event date: 12 October 2021 11:00 AM
  • Event type: Webinar
  • Duration: 1 hour 15 minutes
  • Provided by: The Centre for Legal Leadership and Lawyers for Net Zero

There is an exciting opportunity for in-house lawyers to take Net Zero leadership in their organisations. 
Please join us for an interactive webinar, with Adam Woodhall, Chief Executive, Lawyers for Net Zero.

Businesses and public bodies are facing increasing pressure to align with Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) criteria, and individuals want to align their work with their values. 

In-house counsel are ideally placed to help deliver meaningful climate action as internal advocates for robust application of ESG principles - often being seen as trusted advisers and the corporate conscience. 

As the UN’s Race to Zero speeds up, governments and policy makers are increasingly using legislation, taxation incentives and public procurement to signal that climate considerations are now good business practice. Investors and corporate customers are also making increasing ESG demands.  Furthermore there is increasing public concern at the accelerating pace of the climate crisis. 

Within this context in-house lawyers are taking leadership with their organisations to accelerate the transition. 

Find out how in-house lawyers are:

  • Championing legitimate Net Zero;
  • Supporting their organisation to guard against greenwashing; and
  • Delivering climate action, including work on contracts and supply chains. 

Discussing their experience will be the Lawyers for Net Zero champions: 

Will Morris, Chief Counsel of Rolls Royce, Civil Aerospace 

Charlotte Phillips, Legal Advisor, Kingfisher Group.

Case studies, top tips, good practice and key learnings will be shared by the panellists. You’ll also learn how Lawyers for Net Zero help in-house counsel deliver on this agenda. After the main session finishes, there will be an additional bonus 15 minute Q&A session with the panel.

Champions for Net Zero 

This webinar is in partnership with Lawyers for Net Zero, the rapidly growing non-profit that has created a network of in-house lawyers who are using their position to champion climate action. Visit the website for more details.

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