The UK just hosted the UN Climate Change Conference, known as COP26. This summit is one of the most consequential climate events since the negotiation of the Paris Agreement in 2015 and was attended by world leaders, politicians, business chiefs, climate change campaigners and sustainability experts.
With increasing ESG regulations coming across the world, particularly on the environment, what will the international effort to tackle climate change mean for environmental compliance?
In this webinar, we dissect government and international commitments following the conference and discuss what that means for businesses working towards net-zero.
We were joined by James Alexander, Chief Executive of the UK Sustainable Investment and Finance Association. As well as the impact of COP26, we heard from them about ethical investing and how businesses can set themselves apart through net-zero commitments and ESG compliance.
The webinar covered:
- Current environmental regulations for businesses and what might change
- The impact of COP26 on compliance
- How companies can work towards net-zero
- Understanding ESG reporting and preparing for ESG regulation
- Setting up an environmental compliance programme
About the experts
James Alexander has a background in international climate finance and infrastructure finance as well as many years experience in leadership roles in membership organisations. Most recently, James supported global megacities to overcome the substantial barriers to financing climate action as Director of the City Finance Programme at the C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group and Head of the C40 Cities Finance Facility – a project preparation facility he developed, now supporting cities across the world to structure nearly a billion dollars of sustainable infrastructure transactions.
Nick Henderson is Director of Learning and Content at VinciWorks and has played an important role in developing VinciWorks’ most interactive and customisable courses covering topics such as anti-bribery, anti-money laundering, GDPR, diversity, mental health, health and safety and more. Nick is a policy expert with a background in public, voluntary and private sectors and has expert-level knowledge across a wide range of areas.
As Director of Best Practice at VinciWorks, Gary Yantin works with professional service firms of all sizes to provide the best compliance learning experience for their staff. He was previously an in-house lawyer and a solicitor in private practice. Gary has hosted many webinars and workshops for VinciWorks on a wide range of risk and compliance topics including GDPR and the SRA’s new approach to ongoing learning.
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We will be releasing a new course on ESG awareness. Designed for all staff, it will help everyone in the company understand what ESG is, how it impacts them, and how they can help the business meet its ESG obligations and priorities. The course comes complete with a customisation wizard, allowing admins to instantly upload their company logo and edit any of the content within the course.
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