The IBA's Legal Policy & Research Unit has created a series of podcasts covering the UN Sustainable Development Goals and looking at the role of the global legal community in meeting this agenda. The series covers environmental, social and governance challenges. It looks at gender diversity, mental wellbeing, legal tech, the rule of law and more.
Podcast series: Sustainable Law in Action
Mental wellbeing: interview with Graham Boal QC, former Old Bailey judge
In this episode of the Legal Policy and Research Unit's Sustainable Law in Action podcast series, Sara Carnegie, IBA Legal Projects Director, speaks to Graham Boal QC, former judge at the Old Bailey, about imposter syndrome and how success is not necessarily synonymous with greater confidence and wellbeing. They also focus on the devastating effects of alcoholism and depression, the stigma commonly associated with them and why promoting mental wellbeing is so important to ensure sustainable career development for legal professionals.Listen now
An interview with Marks & Spencer’s General Counsel and experts from private practice
In this episode, Nick Folland (General Counsel, Marks & Spencer) and Sarah Dickson (Deputy General Counsel, Marks & Spencer), Sara Carnegie (IBA Director of Legal Projects) and Maria Pia Sacco (LPRU Senior Project Lawyer), discuss: how in house legal teams are navigating the evolving and increasingly fragmented legal framework regarding business and human rights and ESG; the importance of multi-stakeholder initiative and collaborations in the fight against modern slavery in global supply chains; and the importance of embedding sustainability in the business model of a company.Listen now
An interview with Professor John Ruggie on business and sustainability
In this episode, Sara Carnegie, Director of the LPRU and Maria Pia Sacco, LPRU Senior Project Lawyer, speak to Professor John Ruggie, the author of the UNGPs, who was appointed by Kofi Annan as the UN Secretary-General's Special Representative for business and human rights in 2005. Together, they discuss the impact of the UNGPs and future developments in the area of business and sustainability.Listen now