FREE webinar: Managing Director’s Liability – Climate Change and Human Rights
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20 May 2020 @ 12:00 - 13:00FREE
Date : 20 May 2020
Time: 12:00 – 13:00 GMT (London)
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The webinar will last 1 hour and includes a brief question and answer session. At the point of registration you will have the opportunity to submit questions you would like our speakers to respond to on the live webinar.
About the webinar:
- Fiona Reynolds, CEO PRI (Principles for Responsible Investment)
- Dr Laurie Parsons, Royal Holloway, University of London (RHUL)
- Colleen Theron FIEMA, CEO Ardea International
Fiona Reynolds is the CEO of the Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI), a UN supported organisation with more than 2,800 signatories representing over US $90 trillion in AUM.
Appointed in 2013, Fiona has 25 years’ experience in financial services. She joined the PRI from Australian Institute of Superannuation Trustees, where she spent 7 years as CEO. Fiona serves on the Board of the UN Global Compact, is a member of the International Integrated Reporting Council, the Global Advisory Council on Stranded Assets at Oxford University, the UN Business for Peace Steering Committee, the Global Steering Committee for the investor agenda on climate action and the Steering Committee for Climate Action 100+. Fiona has been a member of the UK Government Green Finance Taskforce and is on the Advisory Board for the UK Green Finance Centre. In 2018 Fiona was named one of the 20 most influential people in sustainability by Barron’s magazine.
Dr Laurie Parsons is British Academy Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Royal Holloway, University of London and Principal Investigator of the Project The Disaster Trade: The Hidden Footprint of UK Imports and Investment Overseas. Previously Co-Investigator of the globally reported project Blood Bricks: Untold Stories of Modern Slavery and Climate Change from Cambodia, Laurie Parsons’s work examines the contested politics of climate change on socio-economic inequalities, patterns of work and mobilities. It has been published in leading academic journals and respected international media sources, as well as informing the environment and trade policy of companies, governments and international NGOs.
Colleen Theron, CEO of Ardea International, FIEMA. Colleen is a tri qualified lawyer. She has over 25 years of legal and commercial experience of working with business, organisations and NGOs across sectors on both a strategic and operational level and provides training and online resources to both directors and employees on human rights, modern slavery and sustainability issues. Colleen has a LLM (with distinction) in Environmental Law from the University of Aberdeen. She recently published a chapter ‘Modern Slavery and Transparency in Supply Chains- the Role of Business’ in The Modern Slavery Agenda: Policy, Politics and Practice in the UK’. She sits on the advisory board for LexisPSL Environment and was nominated as one of the Top 100 Corporate Modern slavery influencers in the UK in 2018.
What will the webinar cover?
Climate change and human rights risks, responsibilities and liabilities have never been more critical topics of discussion in corporate boardrooms. Mandatory reporting on climate change and human rights is increasing. The bar is likely to be raised yet higher with a call for EU mandatory due diligence legislation and a proposed new amendment to the UK Environment Bill requiring mandatory environmental and human rights due diligence, having been introduced in March 2020.
Key areas of discussion include:
- How board directors’ responsibilities to drive long-term performance and value are met by an ESG (Environmental, Social, Governance) approach, presented by Fiona Reynolds, CEO of the Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI)
- Linking the human and environmental cost of international trade: towards holistic responsibility in supply chains, presented by Dr Laurie Parsons, Royal Holloway, University of London (RHUL)
- Key legal compliance and best practice requirements under climate change legislation and human rights legislation (UK with reference to global requirements) will be explained by Colleen Theron, CEO Ardea International who will moderate the webinar
Who’s the webinar for?
- Board directors
- Executive board members
- Non-executive directors
- Compliance officers
- General counsel
- Senior management
- Individuals interested in the subject