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Directors’ Circle – A green agenda: integrating sustainability into board decision-making

We are delighted to invite you to an in person panel event exploring the evolution of boardroom strategies towards sustainability.

Date and Time
28 Feb 2024
17:30 - 19:30
Location
London
Venue
BDO LLP, 55 Baker Street, London, W1U 7EU
Capacity
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Terms & Conditions

Refunds for all our individual events are available if notice is given three business days prior by email or telephone, or one month prior to first session of our programmes. After this, a transfer to another event will be given. Cancellations on the same business day will not generally be eligible for a refund or transfer, however you may substitute someone to come in your place. In the case of exceptional circumstances let us know and we will consider a refund/transfer.

In an era where making sustainable decisions is not just a preference but a necessity, boards across various sectors face the challenge of incorporating environmental and social governance factors (ESG) into an already crowded agenda. Whilst there is an expectation for boards to provide strategic direction and oversight, approaches to ESG and sustainability oversight vary.

This event aims to provide a platform for non-executive directors and other senior leaders to dissect and discuss the evolution of boardroom strategies towards sustainability.

This session will explore:

Integrating sustainability: How are boards embedding sustainability discussions into their agendas? Are sustainability or ESG committees an effective way to manage these discussions or are there other structures that boards have adopted to drive the sustainability agenda? Are there any tensions between sustainability and other committees and how to overcome them?

An expert voice: Is there a specialist voice on sustainability present in the boardroom? We’ll discuss the importance of informed decision-making and incorporating expert opinions into sustainability strategies.

Sustainability in action: our panel will share stories of how their own boards have developed ESG initiatives and put them into action, unpacking the challenges and successes their boards have faced in managing best practices and innovative approaches.

Challenges for NEDs: Address the challenges in keeping abreast of sustainability developments and effectively challenging executives – how can NEDs be catalysts for change?

Our expert panel will help you move beyond theory into action. This session is dedicated to providing practical suggestions and strategies to implement sustainable practices at the board level effectively.


Speakers

Kath Durrant, NED at Essentra plc, SIG plc (also SID) and Vesuvius plc

Jeannette Lichner, Chair of Elucidate and Square 4, NED at the ICO, Sustainability Board Advisor

Adam Soilleux, Director, Financial Services Advisory, BDO

Aileen Wallace, NED at Tandem Bank, International Personal Finance plc, Hodge Bank. Previously Chair of The Co-operative Bank ESG Committee. 

Sasha Molodstov, Partner, Financial Services Advisory, BDO – Panel Chair


This event is for our Directors’ Circle members only. There will be ample opportunity to share experience, discuss concerns under Chatham House rule and connect with other experienced non-executive directors. 


Event itinerary:

5.30pm to 5.45pm – registration

5.45pm to 6.45pm – panel discussion

6.45pm to 7.30pm – networking


This event is included in our Directors’ Circle membership. Current Directors’ Circle members have received a calendar invitation already – if you haven’t, please get in touch with Julia via contact@wbdirectors.co.uk 


With thanks to BDO and Norman Broadbent