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Turning aspirations into reality: Go green, be ethical and protect your company

Wednesday, March 23, 2022
14.00 - 18.00
Climate Change Risk Practice

Turning aspirations into reality: Go green, be ethical and protect your company

Wednesday, March 23, 2022
14.00 - 18.00
Climate Change Risk Practice


Following COP26 and the signing of the Glasgow Climate Pact, Clyde & Co and Queen Mary University of London (QMUL), are hosting a half-day virtual conference on climate change on Wednesday 23 March 2022.

As part of a decarbonised future, businesses are uniquely placed to work with governments, consumers and other stakeholders to push for transformational change across all industries. But they have a lot to lose – almost $1 trillion according to the UN. It is therefore fundamentally important that businesses, including finance institutions and law firms, work with government and civil society stakeholders to ensure everyone is on board with climate change.

Clyde & Co Partners Nigel Brook, Ben Knowles and Richard Power, will be speaking, together with key individuals from the climate change world and QMUL including:

  • Prof Stavros Brekoulakis, Queen Mary University of London
  • Stuart Bruce, KPMG
  • Prof Jorge Vinuales, University of Cambridge
  • Dr Ludovica Chiussi Curzi, University of Bologna
  • Dr Angelos Dimopoulos, Queen Mary University of London
  • Catherine Higham, LSE
  • Prof Malgosia Fitzmaurice, Queen Mary University of London
  • Duncan Grierson, Clim8 Invest
  • Tessa Khan, Uplift
  • Wendy Miles QC, Twenty Essex
  • Dr Tibisay Morgandi, Queen Mary University of London
  • Anna Triponel, Triponel Consulting
  • Grant Douglas, ScottishPower Renewables

This virtual conference is split into three sessions and you may join us for one, two or all sessions. There will be timely breaks throughout the conference to allow attendees to join their preferred session(s). Key themes include:

  • Session 1: Human rights as an emerging issue, as it compares to climate change;
  • Session 2: How government policies and regulations have affected, or will affect, companies’ investment decisions; and
  • Session 3: Issues commonly seen in environmental claims (e.g. decommissioning, EIA, etc) in international arbitration.
Time Session
14:00 - 14:20 Opening Keynote
14:20 - 15:20

Session 1 – Relevance of environmental and human rights issues to businesses

15:20 - 15:30 Break
15:30 - 16:30 Session 2 – Change in investment climate in light of change in government policies and regulations
16:30 - 16:40 Break
16:40 - 17:40  Session 3 – Environment related issues in international arbitration
17:40 - 18:00  Closing remarks

Download agenda and speaker biographies