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Driving net zero: How in-house lawyers are helping deliver ESG commitments

September 21- 2.00 pm - 3.00 pm

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In-House Lawyers - 21 September
Driving Net Zero - 21 September

The event will feature two Lawyers for Net Zero in-house champions discussing their experience, and the session will be moderated by Chief Executive of Lawyers for Net Zero, Adam Woodhall.

21 September 2021

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2pm - 3pm

Free

In-House Lawyers

Virtual Online Event

What’s this webinar about?

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

This is being driven by:

  • the climate crisis
  • increasing government legislation
  • investor activism
  • customer demands
  • media coverage
  • the upcoming COP26 climate meeting in Glasgow
  • public concerns, as personified by individuals such as Greta Thunberg and David Attenborough.

Many businesses are making Net Zero carbon commitments as the UN’s “Race to Zero” speeds up. However, analysis from multiple sources demonstrates 90% are not rigorous enough; leading to considerable risk of green wash, cynicism and massive lost opportunity.

In-house counsel are already influential as trusted advisors, often seen as the corporate conscience. Therefore, they are ideally placed to help deliver meaningful climate action and advocate for Net Zero internally.

This ESG agenda is an opportunity to utilise this unique position to drive change and grow counsel’s influence. 

Champions for Net Zero 

Our event partner, the rapidly growing non-profit, Lawyers for Net Zero, has created a network of in-house lawyers who are using their position to champion climate action.

The event will feature two Lawyers for Net Zero in-house champions discussing their experience, and the session will be moderated by Chief Executive of Lawyers for Net Zero, Adam Woodhall.

What is this webinar about?

  • why Net Zero is such a critical agenda, for business, society and our shared future.
  • how in-house counsel are helping their organisations deliver ESG commitments.
  • why it’s important to guard against greenwashing and the role in-house counsel have in defining legitimate Net Zero.
  • what Lawyers for Net Zero does to help in-house counsel deliver on this agenda.
  • top tips, case studies, good practice and learnings on how in-house counsel are taking action will be shared throughout this interactive webinar.

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We hope you are able to join us. If you have any queries, please contact the Events team.

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Date:
September 21
Time:
2.00 pm - 3.00 pm
Event Category: