Corporate Purpose: The Future of Regulation and Governance

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    2020 bought unprecedented forced disruption from a global pandemic, Brexit, global political movements and an even stronger spotlight on climate change. This has brought wider societal and global pressures into sharper focus for many businesses. The events of 2020, in conjunction with calls for greater transparency of ESG issues, corporate governance failures and public discourse, retain their position at the top of the policy agenda.

    We welcome you to join our virtual roundtable discussion on Corporate Purpose: The Future of Regulation and Governance event on the 9 February 2021. Our event will be chaired by Lord Wharton, who will be joined by keynote speaker Lord Callanan, Minister for Climate Change and Corporate Responsibility. Our additional expert panellists providing industry insight include Rosie Donachie, Group Head of Government Relations and Regulatory Strategy at the London Stock Exchange Group, Matthew Kirk, former External Affairs Director at Vodafone, and Hannah Kendrick Corporate partner at Squire Patton Boggs.

    Our industry experts will discuss:

    • The UK’s International Regulatory Cooperation Strategy/post-Brexit regulation
    • Government priorities for unregulated or disruptor industries and key priority areas for sustainability, i.e. TFCD
    • Environment and sustainability
    • Social and human capital – people at the centre
    • Corporate governance vs. corporate purpose
    • Global hot topics, such as UN SDGs and Build Back Better

    The call for greater corporate transparency on ESG issues will only amplify as ESG factors prove themselves not just to be nonfinancial considerations, but also material drivers of financial performance and business resilience – a significant benefit for businesses navigating the current recovering economy.