ESG - Current Trends & Insights
As environmentally responsible behaviour climbs higher on the domestic and international agenda, company directors need to be clear on their responsibilities and the potential liabilities under this evolving regime.
Long gone are the days when directors of companies had to have regard only to the interests of shareholders and those interests could be regarded as purely financial in nature. Shareholders themselves often have and actively pursue other aims and agendas, and the company’s best interests (including its financial health) now require recognition of wider environmental and social considerations which bear upon the company’s activities and its approach to the running of its business.
This virtual classroom seminar will examine recent developments and expected trends in Environmental, Social Governance (ESG).
Aimed at solicitors, in house counsel and company directors this session will offer guidance on the requirements emerging from this new regime.
What You Will Learn
This live and interactive session will cover the following:
- The genesis of ESG and the concept of ‘social capital’
- Major areas of consideration
- Relevant law and legislation in respect of directors’ duties
- Company/subsidiary relationship
- Reporting requirements
- Available sources of guidance
- Likely future trends and developments
Recording of live sessions: Soon after the Learn Live session has taken place you will be able to go back and access the recording - should you wish to revisit the material discussed.