Resolving Environmental, Social and Governance Disputes – A Roundtable led by Dr Karl Mackie CBE
11 October 2022
Virtual - Zoom Platform
The engagement of businesses and other bodies with ESG – Environmental, Social and Governance issues – has grown significantly in the last 5-10 years.
The essential message is that key organisations need to be mindful of their wider impact on people and the planet, whether talking about climate change, the effect of infrastructure projects on communities, the responsible business approach to fashion supply chains, or the expectations of modern leadership for responsible conduct, alert to societal norms by businesses or public bodies.
CEDR Independent Accountability Mechanism
Following extensive consultations with specialist lawyers, corporates and NGOs engaged on responsible business conduct questions, CEDR has decided to develop a framework for ensuring that organisations can engage early with ADR techniques when addressing stakeholder grievances – provisionally called The CEDR Independent Accountability Mechanism.
The terminology reflects the fact that this field is guided by questions of accountability for corporate conduct, and that there are increasing efforts to arrive at certified standards.
CEDR is also increasingly helping organisations work through some of the tough challenges for collaborative leadership and upskilling in the business practices of ESG.
In this Roundtable event, Karl Mackie will be inviting a range of experts to outline their thoughts on some of the core elements of ESG business practice and regulation.
Following the session there will be time for a questions from the audience.
Members of the Roundtable are:
- Dr Karl Mackie CBE, CEDR’s Founder President
- Eve Pienaar, CEDR Mediator
- Jennifer Egsgard, Lawyer & Mediator
- Daniel Leader, Barrister and Partner, Leigh Day
- Caroline Rees, President and Co-Founder, Shift
- Sarah Ellington, Partner, Watson Farley & Williams
- Ralf Lindbäck, Managing Counsel – Dispute, Insurance & Trade Management, Wärtsilä Corporation
- Chris Bellringer, Associate, Freshfields
- Robert McCorquodale, Barrister and Mediator, Brick Court Chambers