VIVIANNE GORDON-PULLAR - SAP
GIULIO FAZIO - Enel
H.E. AMBASSADOR ALEXANDER MARSCHIK - Permanent Mission Austria to the United Nations
AYOTOLA JAGUN - Oando PLC
AMB. JUAN MANUEL GÓMEZ ROBLEDO - Permanent Mission of Mexico to the UN
MIGUEL DE SERPA SOARES - United Nations
In recent years, there has been a dramatic increase in public support for laws requiring companies to work for a better society and increasing expectations for business leaders to speak up and act on a broad range of issues. Transformational governance provides a framework to address these rising stakeholder and shareholder expectations by adopting a broader approach to the "G" in ESG. This approach is underpinned by the targets of Sustainable Development Goal 16 - peace, justice and strong institutions. They are the essential elements of governance that bind businesses to the communities in which they operate and serve.Legal offices are the natural entry point for engaging on transformational governance. Lawyers serve as critical “gatekeepers” and are increasingly being called upon to lead on ESG within their organizations. In response to the rise of the Chief Legal Officer in advancing corporate sustainability, this session will bring together legal chiefs and related stakeholders to share their perspectives on the opportunities and challenges they face in embedding ESG across their organizations.