ESG as a Driver for Change

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    Squire Patton Boggs
    Premier Place 2 & A Half
    Devonshire Square
    London
    EC2M 4UJ

    *Please note all registrations for this event are being handled by Leeds University Business School.

    In partnership with Leeds University Business School, we are delighted to invite you to this event exploring the development of our joint report with Leeds University Business School, titled “Rebalancing Manufacturing After Global Shocks and Stresses”.

    The spread of uncertainty, complexity and ambiguity in a global environment is having a ripple effect on businesses operating across the manufacturing industry, so it is important to explore the adoption of ESG initiatives to help manufacturers to reinvent their long-term strategy, to reset and “build back better”.

    Shaped by the questions that you want answered, we will address topics including building a strategy for responsible innovation, ESG impact on productivity, implementing regulations in emerging technological fields, employees as agents of change, restructuring of jobs and skills in UK aerospace manufacturing, and trends in workplace cultures.

    Programme Details
    1:45 p.m.   Arrival and refreshments.
    2 p.m.   Introduction to event

    Kathryn Watson, Research Impact Manager at Leeds University Business School and Karen French, Partner at Squire Patton Boggs.
    2:10 p.m.   Panel 1: Innovation, ESG & Supply Chains

    Chair: Jon Bumstead, Founder of Neutral Supply Chain and Director.

    Krsto Pandza, Professor of Strategy and Innovation at Leeds University Business School – Open strategy for responsible innovation.

    Chee Wong, Professor of Supply Chain Management at Leeds University Business School – How can ESG reporting improve ROI and productivity?

    Matthew Kirk, International Affairs Advisor in the Public Policy International Practice at Squire Patton Boggs – Addressing the absence of legal framework and regulations in emerging technological areas.
    3 p.m.   Refreshment break.
    3:20 p.m.   Panel 2: The Role of Employees in Corporate Sustainability

    Chair: Karen French, Partner at Squire Patton Boggs.

    Kerrie Unsworth, Professor of Organisational Behaviour at Leeds University Business School – Employees as agents of change, and strategic sustainability.

    Jonathan Winterton, Professor and Head of Work and Employment Relations at Leeds University Business School – The restructuring of jobs and skills in UK aerospace manufacturing following the shock to the industry brought on by the pandemic and the impact of environmental and fuel crises.

    Miriam Lampert, Partner in the Employment Practice, London Office at Squire Patton Boggs – Trends in workplace cultures – future of work, four-day week, people at the centre, D&I.
    4 p.m.   Keynote Address

    Jon Bumstead, Founder of Neutral Supply Chain and Director of Neutral Home Limited and Nisomar
    4:30 – 5:30 p.m.   Networking and refreshments.

    The event will include presentations, panel discussions, networking and refreshments.