An Era of Constant Change – an event to explore the General Counsel’s role in delivering sustainable growth whilst managing global ESG risks

5 Jun
09:00 - 10:30

ESG disputes
Member Hosted Events

An event for General Counsel who are working with boards to deliver growth in international businesses

Our speakers are from Charles Russell Speechlys, Ankura, Mclarty Associates, and Kumi Consulting, we will cover:

- The Global Geopolitical and ESG Risk Horizon – where are we now and what does the future hold?

- Practical tools and smart strategies to help GCs reduce uncertainty and deliver sustainable growth opportunities.

Part 1 - The global geopolitical and ESG risk horizon

Our scene setting conversation will be provided by two highly experienced advisers:

- Kerry Stares, Partner & Director of Responsible Business and Pro Bono at  Charles Russel Speechlys

- Jérémie Gallon, Senior Managing Director and head of McLarty Associates in Europe

- James Lewry, Kumi Consulting

The corporate risk horizon is expanding and the three inter-woven elements of ESG are now central risks for legal teams and corporates. Geopolitical crosscurrents provide additional uncertainty. Kerry and Jérémie will consider several complex and inter-related themes to provide insight into the here and now, and near future:

 - Environmental: Corporates have environmental obligations, with increasing responsibility and obligations as responsible stewards of natural resources within supply chains

-Social: Human Rights impacts in supply chains are under increased scrutiny thanks to landmark legislation such as the LkSG and forthcoming CS3D. As a result, civil society is more empowered and will increase disclosure pressure on corporations while becoming more litigious

- Governance: Shifting laws, regulations and governance expectations frequently change the legal risk radar.

Part 2  - Reducing legal risk to deliver sustainable growth opportunities

Caroline Greenwell, Partner at  Charles Russel Speechlys, will lead a cross-discipline discussion between:

Lorynn Demetriades, Ankura

James Lewry, Kumi Consulting

The panel will provide practical guidance on the strategies that are available to GCs who are advising boards on the challenge of delivering sustainable opportunities in risky global markets:

- Supply Chain Relationships - legal considerations and corporate intelligence

- Practical steps to derisk supply chains

- The internal team and the adviser bench

- Harnessing corporate investigations to address problematic activities

- Fronting-up to regulatory enquiries and commercial disputes

Part 3 - Q&A



  • Kerry Stares - Charles Russell Speechly
  • Lorynn Demetriades - Ankura
  • Caroline Greenwell - Charles Russell Speechly
  • James Lewry - Kumi Consulting
  • Jérémie Gallon - McLarty Associates - An Ankura Company


  • Ankura
  • Charles Russell Speechly

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