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ESG in Retail – Webinar Mini Series

17 January 2023
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Freeths is hosting a Webinar Mini Series from November to January, with three virtual events about ESG in Retail.

17 January 2023
12:00 – 12:45
Virtual Events
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Free to attend

No business can avoid committing to environmental, social and governance (ESG) practices, let alone those which are directly consumer facing. ESG practices not only help retailers fight climate change but enhance and strengthen the relationships between your business and your customers but also with your employees, suppliers and investors.

Crucially ESG practices allow retailers to remain competitive by aligning with today’s conscious consumer. It is now clear that a growing number of consumers want to see and understand data on these practices as they aim to lead a more sustainable lifestyle. And it is not just consumers, but suppliers, job applicants, and industry partners that all want to engage with businesses whose values, cultures and practices support ESG.

ESG can’t simply be a tick box exercise; it needs to be a key part of business strategy.

Richard Broadbent Freeths Head of ESG has lined up members of Freeths retail team to deliver a series of 3 webinars, each having a focus on E, S and G and what each mean for retailers. The team have filmed a short introduction ‘teaser’ video to the series to give you a summary of what we’ll be discussing over the 3 webinars – please watch here.

Find below further details about each webinar, with the registration link to sign up.

Upon registration, please do submit your questions in the comment box. We’d love to answer as many questions as we can, as well as hear what you’re currently doing in response to ESG.

Virtual Events

ESG in Retail: Environmental – what is it and what does it mean for retailers?
Tuesday 22nd November 12:00pm – 12:45pm

Kirstin Roberts, Director in our Waste & Sustainability team at Freeths will lead this session and discuss:

  • Clean energy opportunities
  • Cost reduction and income generating opportunities through re-use of materials and reduction of waste
  • Sustainable supply chains and the journey to net zero
  • Packaging and plastic
  • Q&A

Richard Broadbent will also reflect on his experience working with developers who are providing a 10% gain for biodiversity associated with their developments in accordance with current planning policy (and, in due course, mandatory requirements) as well as working with the natural capital businesses looking to supply those biodiversity units. As natural capital markets emerge, there will be more opportunities for businesses to reduce their environmental impacts or provide the ecosystem services to allow this to happen

Register Here

ESG in Retail: Social – what is it and what does it mean for retailers?
Tuesday 6th December 12:00pm – 12:45pm

Laura Tracey and Lynne Ingram from Freeths Employment team will lead this session and discuss:

  • The relationships with employees, suppliers, customers and the wider communities.
  • Recruitment and retention
  • Diversity and inclusion
  • Financial, physical and mental wellbeing
  • Social Responsibility
  • Q&A
Register Here

ESG in Retail: Governance – what is it and what does it mean for retailers?
Tuesday 17th January 12:00pm – 12:45pm

Jennifer Staples, Corporate Director at Freeths will lead this session and discuss:

  • Stakeholders interests
  • Board governance
  • Anti-bribery and corruption
  • Executive remuneration policies
  • Disclosure and reporting
  • Cyber risks and systems
  • Q&A
Register Here

Freeths is a highly valued Corporate member of the Association. Please visit their company profile.