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ESG Exchange

Welcome to ‘ESG Exchange’ - conversations about the real world implications of ESG to help manage business risk and identify opportunities.

ESG (environmental, social and governance) issues are increasingly recognised as interrelated business issues, critical to long-term shareholder value and business resilience, that require to be monitored at board level.  The pandemic has accelerated the ESG agenda, and as we look forward to 2021 and the steps needed to rebuild our economy, climate risk and responsible business principles feature heavily in these discussions.

ESG Exchange brings together a range of CMS lawyers and experts to discuss the real world implications of ESG through a series of weekly 30 minute conversations running throughout March. CMS experts and guests will explore the practical issues which are faced by businesses arising out of the sustainability agenda, supply chain issues, business ethics, social justice concerns, employment practices, and board diversity and accountability. 

These sessions hosted by Jae Fassam, partner will provide further insight and discussion to help shape the ESG agenda, and minimise business risk and identify opportunities.   

You can register here to receive the links to each session as they are broadcast throughout March.

What does each session cover?

  1. Mindset, opportunity and culture: an introduction to ESG (2 March)
  2. The E in ESG – Environment (9 March)
  3. The S in ESG – Social (16 March)
  4. The G in ESG – Governance (23 March)
  5. ESG risks - investigations and disputes (30 March)
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Authors

Jae Fassam
Jae Fassam
Partner
Edinburgh