Date: 27 April 2021
Time: 4:00 PM UTC
Duration: 60 min
Language: English
Format: Online
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Webinar in partnership with CCCA & CBA  

Worldwide: Future Series: The Evolving Role of General Counsel in ESG Strategy

This engaging and timely webinar brings together a seasoned lawyer in environmental, regulatory and governance matters together with the co-author of the first annual comprehensive report on ESG Issues for Corporate Legal and Compliance Issues (https://globalcounselleaders.com/esg-issues-for-corporate-legal-amp-compliance-leaders) to discuss what in-house counsel need to know in order to lead their organizations through the increasing requirements around environmental, social and governance standards. 

Radha Curpen of Bennett Jones will provide an overview of the key components of an ESG strategy and the stages involved to get from needs assessment to risk mitigation and optimal practices. She will be joined by E. Leigh Dance who co-led the research behind the first ever comprehensive report on ESG issues for corporate counsel and compliance leaders that was released in December 2020 and includes perspectives from global legal and ESG leaders.

CPD Credit: Lawyers that have been called to the Bar in Ontario will be able to claim Substantive Credit for attending this webinar.

Radha Curpen

Radha is the managing partner of Bennett Jones’ Vancouver office and co-head of the firm's Environmental Law practice and Aboriginal Law practice. She specializes in Environmental, Aboriginal and ESG matters and the transportation of dangerous goods. Radha provides strategic counsel to clients relating to regulatory compliance, the management of environmental risks, the defence of environmental litigation, the avoidance and defence of environmental related prosecutions, crisis prevention and management, corporate social responsibility, mitigating business disruption and reputation management.

E. Leigh Dance

E. Leigh Dance is founder and executive director, Global Counsel Leaders as well as the founder and President of ELD International LLC - a firm that provides focused strategic advice and execution to compete more successfully in the global legal world. Clients include Global 1000 companies, major financial institutions and law firms in more than 30 countries. Corporate legal and compliance leaders turn to Leigh to help them improve performance, develop strategy, promote the value of legal/compliance, advocate for their business, lead remote global teams and assist with particular needs.

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