Counsel Connect – ESG Considerations During the Post-Lockdown Phase: What Happens Now and What Is Everybody Else Doing?

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    Squire Patton Boggs
    Rutland House, 148 Edmund Street,
    Birmingham, B3 2JR

    We are delighted to invite you to our first in-person event in 16 months, the next in our series of Counsel Connect roundtable discussions for in-house counsel, taking place in our Birmingham office on Tuesday 14 September 2021.

    The session will provide you with an opportunity to gain expert legal insight and to share a lively discussion with your peers on the following hot topics:

    • The rising influence of ESG on in-house strategy
    • New environmental legal considerations in the post-pandemic era
    • The importance of inclusivity and diversity in talent management and corporate compliance
    • Key compliance and governance issues on the horizon

    Please see an overview of the agenda below:

    Event Details
    8:30 a.m.   Registration and networking with tea and coffee.
    9 a.m.   Welcome
    9:10 a.m.   Environmental – What environmental considerations should businesses be focusing upon in a post-pandemic environment?
    9:30 a.m.   Social – The importance of attracting and retaining employees and standards of corporate behaviour.
    • Health and Safety – How are businesses making their offices COVID-19-secure and what are the legal risks from a health and safety perspective?

    • Labour and Employment – Whether you are planning to bring all of your staff back to the physical workplace, introduce remote working hubs, or extend remote/flexible working on an indefinite basis, there are a range of issues for your business to consider as you prepare.

    • Inclusion and diversity – The rise of I&D during the pandemic, and why it should be on every board agenda.
    10 a.m.   Governance – Key areas for legal teams to be aware of for the post-COVID-19 business world.
    10:20 a.m.   Q&A
    10:30 a.m.   Close

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    Keeping You Safe at Our Events

    In light of the ongoing COVID-19 infection risk, the safety of event participants and our team is of paramount importance to us. We will be following the latest government guidance at the time of this event. Please click to read our office visitor policy.

    On Arrival

    On arrival at Rutland House, please sign in with the ground-floor reception team, who will then direct you upstairs to the ninth-floor meeting space.

    Parking

    Limited roadside parking is available on Church St and Cornwall St, along with a public car park at Snow Hill Train Station, which is approximately a five-minute walk from the office.