CMS and business experts to deliver March ESG series – Scottish Legal News

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CMS is joining forces with experts in the Scottish business community to deliver ESG Exchange, a series of free to attend discussions focusing on environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues.

Throughout March, CMS partner Jae Fassam will be joined by specialist guest speakers to discuss the real-world implications of ESG through a series of five weekly conversations.

The 30-minute sessions are designed to help company directors and senior management grasp practical ESG-related issues including the sustainability agenda, supply chain issues, business ethics, social justice concerns, employment practices, and board diversity and accountability.

The first session, Mindset, opportunity and culture: an introduction to ESG will be available online on 2 March. It introduces an overview to ESG and features Professor Kenneth Amaeshi, chair in business and sustainable development at the University of Edinburgh Business School.

Mr Fassam said: “The risks and opportunities presented by the integration of ESG factors is an issue for all aspects of a business and is critical to long-term value and business resilience requiring a strong focus at board level. The pandemic has accelerated the ESG agenda making climate risk and responsible business principles an increasingly important feature as we begin to rebuild our economy.”

Professor Kenneth Amaeshi, University of Edinburgh, added: “I’m delighted to be supporting CMS’s ESG Exchange programme. In the opening session we’ll be exploring how businesses and organisations are engaging with ESG principles, the role of law and regulation, and what action is needed to translate good intentions into meaningful action.”

More information and registration details for the free to access ESG Exchange events can be found here.

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