We are delighted to welcome guest speaker Edward Cumming QC to our virtual event next Tuesday 6 September where we will discuss the implications of the recent Butler-Sloss v Charity Commission decision and the rise in ESG-related litigation. Jonathan Chibafa, Hannah Kendrick and Clifford Sims will also be joining to discuss the following:
What was decided in the recent case of Butler-Sloss v Charity Commission concerning whether charities should be able to adopt an investment policy that excludes many potential investments because the trustees consider that they conflict with their charitable purposes.
What impact will climate change and other ESG considerations have on investment decisions by trustees of private trusts?
Is there inherent tension between fiduciary obligations and promoting ESG goals? Or does Butler-Sloss force us to reconsider fiduciary obligations in a world where ESG is becoming a central consideration for investors?
Given the clear evidence that ESG investments generate strong returns, should we view fiduciary duties as being intertwined with ESG?
How much discretion should trustees be granted when it comes to ESG and impact investments as a result of Butler-Sloss, and more generally?
We hope you can join us for this very insightful discussion.