UKELG Evening Talk January 2017

31 Jan 2017 Latham & Watkins, London, England

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UKELG Evening Talk
Environmental, social and corporate governance (ESG) performance, social contracts and responsible investment: emerging issues

Tuesday 31 January 2017, London, England


Latham & Watkins
99 Bishopsgate
London EC2M 3XF


1800 Registration
1830 Talk commences
1930 Networking drinks

Contact the IBA Divisions team at divisions@int-bar.org for any questions.

Join the United Kingdom Energy Lawyers' Group (UKELG), part of the Energy, Environment, Natural Resources and Infrastructure Law Section (SEERIL) on Tuesday 31 January 2017 for an evening of talks followed by drinks.

A robust ESG strategy is no longer peripheral – it is now both a core compliance issue and a means of value creation. A 2016 PwC Global PE Responsible Investment Survey cited that 40% of respondents agree that poor ESG performance led to a material discount in valuation and discouraged investment.

Latham & Watkins partners Paul Davies and Sophie Lamb, and environmental consultant Krista Hendry, will lead a discussion on socially responsible investment and security and:

  • Understand the UN Guiding Principles and corporate responsibility standards, and how they apply to your business
  • Mitigate emerging litigation risk arising from environmental and human rights impacts overseas: negligence and the UNGPs, actionable public statements, parent company liability and corporate separateness, NGO/claimant-bar activism
  • Discover practical steps to implement the UNGPs and develop robust risk mitigation strategies. Learn how to: draft litigation-proof policies, understand and prioritize human rights impacts, design systems to assess impacts across the value chain, integrate social performance throughout your operation, monitor and audit ESG performance, remediate adverse impacts and resolve community grievances, report non-financial information to the markets, and use technology to identify risk and assess and monitor ESG performance

Latham & Watkins is a leading global law firm serving multinationals, start-ups, investment banks, private equity funds, venture capital firms, Sovereign Wealth Funds, governments and other organisations from its offices across Europe, the Middle East, Asia and the US.

The firm is internationally recognised for its 60+ international practice groups and industry teams across a wide spectrum of transactional, litigation, corporate and regulatory areas, and has received considerable market recognition for the handling of landmark matters. Latham lawyers combine market-leading expertise with the ideas, flexibility and commitment clients require to handle strategically important issues in markets that matter to them. Latham has a dedicated team of international law, litigation and environmental specialists focused on responsible investment and ESG performance.

Monkey Forest is a specialist consultancy serving a wide range of clients with projects involving land, mineral, oil and gas, hydro-electric, agricultural and forestry resources. They help public and private financing groups and Equator Principles Financial Institutions understand social risk. Their expertise includes on-the-ground community perception, social impact and risk, conflict and security assessments, due diligence assessments, policy development in community engagement and human rights, and independent engineer assessments focusing on how projects conform with international financing standards.

How to register

There is no charge to attend this seminar. Please click here to register your attendance (please note that places are limited). Alternately, please contact Jessica Rattle at jessica.rattle@int-bar.org or +44 (0)20 7842 0090 by Tuesday 31 January 2017 in order to list your name as a participant for the evening. This list of attendees will be distributed at the event.