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Legal ESG event series

Our Legal Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) events cover the agendas that really matter to UK’s General Counsel and Company Secretaries - helping business take advantage of opportunities and respond to long term challenges.

Our next event in this ESG series will be held on 8 February 2022, where we will focus on the ‘G’ element - Governance, of the ESG agenda. You can register your place now.

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In this event, recorded live in January 2022, Teresa Owusu-Adjei head of Legal at PwC was joined by guest panelists:

  • David Eveleigh Group General Counsel and Company Secretary at Serco plc
  • Laura Hinton, Head of Tax, PwC
  • Chris Perkins, UK and International Employment Law Partner, PwC

Discussions focussed on what the 'S’ - Social’ of ESG, means for GC’s and Heads of Legal, topics covered included:

  • Strategies to address the increasing influence from employees on organisation’s corporate purpose and values
  • Diversity and inclusion, health and safety, workplace rights and fair remuneration
  • Considering the future of work and how this plays into an organisation’s ‘S’ strategy
  • The need to protect the business from legal and reputational risk associated with an emerging theme of ‘Social Washing’

In this event, recorded live in December 2021, Teresa Owusu-Adjei head of Legal at PwC was joined by guest panelists:

  • Georgie Messent, Environmental and Sustainability Legal, PwC
  • Jayne Harrold, Environmental Tax Leader, PwC
  • Tom Beagent, Sustainability/ ESG Transformation Director, PwC

Discussions focussed on the ‘E’ Environmental challenges of the ESG agenda. Together they discussed:

  • Changing strategies being employed by businesses across a range of industry sectors, to achieve net zero.
  • Rapidly changing extended producer responsibility legislation across Europe and obligations on manufacturers, importers and downstream users.
  • Packaging strategies, bans on single use plastics and new plastic packaging taxes introducing artificial price signals in the supply chain.

In this event, recorded live in November 2021, Teresa Owusu-Adjei head of Legal at PwC was joined by guest panelists:

  • Katie Smart, Company Secretary and General Counsel at Tarmac
  • Matt Timmons, Head of Legal ESG at PwC
  • Ken Walsh, Head of Deals at PwC.

Together they discussed how General Counsel and Company Secretaries can respond to the challenges of the new regulatory and business environment. In particular, the ESG regulatory horizon, how disruption is impacting legal and governance functions and creating opportunities to generate value for boards and the wider business.


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Teresa Owusu-Adjei

Teresa Owusu-Adjei

Partner, PwC United Kingdom

Tel: +44 (0)7738 310500

Matt Timmons

Matt Timmons

Entity Governance & Compliance, Partner, PwC United Kingdom

Tel: +44 (0)7764 958130

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