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Webinar series with Baker McKenzie

We are pleased to be collaborating with Baker McKenzie to deliver a series of informative webinars with legal and content experts that address different challenges and opportunities related to COVID-19, environmental, social and governance (ESG) aspects and business.

Managing ESG risks and the rise of ESG litigation

The impacts of the global pandemic and the increasing drivers for climate action mean companies face significant and growing demands for transparency and scrutiny of their environmental, social and governance (ESG) performance. The market appetite for greater ESG information have resulted in companies to assess and to enhance their management and oversight of ESG-related risks. In parallel, a more demanding external stakeholders are challenging companies to deliver on their ESG commitments and are seeking to hold companies accountable for alleged ESG-related performance and operational deficiencies. As a result, organizations are facing heightened conduct and litigation risks related to ESG performance.

Register here for 3-4 pm CET/9-10 am EST 25 February for our webinar that will provide you with:

  • Understanding of the evolving ESG litigation risk context, including global trends and developments in ESG litigation and regional perspectives
  • Case study learnings from the ESG litigation experiences of peers
  • Insight to how ERM processes can help to integrate ESG risk and opportunity management into business strategy and support your mitigation of ESG litigation risks

This webinar builds on concepts outlined by Baker McKenzie in the report Growing ESG Risks: The Rise of Litigation and by the Committee of Sponsoring Organizations of the Treadway Commission (COSO) and the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) in their guidance Applying Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) to ESG-related risks.

The session is conducted by Gordon Darling, WBCSD and David Hackett, Baker McKenzie with the support of sustainability, risk and litigation experts.

Maximizing Workforce Agility

The COVID-19 pandemic is forcing companies to re-examine their work from home or remote work policies. There is no one size fits all plan. Many companies have moved rapidly to a remote workforce during the pandemic, and for some, remote work has been so successful that they are contemplating making the change permanent.

In this program, multi-disciplinary team of Baker McKenzie practitioners will discuss the legal considerations, share best practices around designing a compliant program and handling future hurdles, and talk about how to tailor policies that meet business needs.

  • 22 October Maximizing Workforce Agility in the Long-Term: Designing Your Company's Permanent Remote Work Program (USA) Webinar recording
  • 28 October: Maximizing Workforce Agility in the Long-Term: Designing Your Company's Permanent Remote Work Program (EMEA) Webinar recording
  • 14.00 - 15.00 HKT 19 January 2021 Maximizing Workforce Agility in the Long-Term: Designing Your Company's Permanent Remote Work Program (APAC) Register here 

More regions (EMEA & APAC) to come

Supply chain webinars

The COVID-19 pandemic has caused an unprecedented global crisis, including notable disruptions of international trade and supply chains, which have presented new challenges and risks to companies doing business internationally. Join WBCSD and Baker McKenzie for two webinars on supply chain disruptions and how to navigate the new normal.

  • 2-9 pm BST 9 July Strategic supply chain restructuring: will provide a wide perspective on strategic supply chain restructuring in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. Webinar recording
  • 3-4 pm CET 22 July Restructuring Food-System Supply Chains in Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic: will dive deep into key considerations for strengthening and restructuring food-system supply chains. Webinar recording.

More information on our webinar series with Baker McKenzie can be found on our website here.

Return to work webinars

In addition, as part of WBCSD's Covid-19 response program, we are pleased to be collaborating with Baker McKenzie to deliver a series of informative webinars that will address some of the health, safety and legal challenges and obligations employers are facing when planning and managing return of employees to a workplace setting. These webinars cover a range of considerations for employers to address when resuming operations such as workplace safety, health screening and managing employee concerns, as well a key issues on data and employee privacy as business begins to return to new 'normal'.

  • 19 May Americas: Employment law considerations for companies reopening the workplace Webinar recording
  • 19 May EMEA: Employment law considerations for companies reopening the workplace Webinar recording
  • 26 May APAC: Employment law considerations for companies reopening the workplace Webinar recording
  • 26 May EMEA: Data privacy considerations as companies return to the new normal Webinar recording
  • 2 June Americas: Data privacy considerations as companies return to the new normal Webinar recording
  • 2 June APAC: Data privacy considerations as companies return to the new normal Webinar recording

Please feel free to share these recordings with colleagues across your organization in Human Resources, Compliance, Health and Safety, Sustainability, Legal, Risk Management and IT departments, as we know many are looking for guidance.

For more information please reach out to leach@wbcsd.org 

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