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Roundtable: how lawyers can approach invisible diversity

Diversity and inclusion are hot on the agenda for law firms aiming to emerge from the pandemic more socially and environmentally conscious than ever. But those seeking to accelerate change must ask themselves: do inclusion initiatives go far enough? This discussion was at the centre of The Lawyer’s latest roundtable led by Stephenson Harwood litigation […]

Choosing a new CLM provider? Here’s where to start

How can GCs convince management that modernisation of their systems is necessary? “There doesn’t have to be a big bang” was just one of the insights put forward at a recent roundtable, hosted by The Lawyer and Conga’s director of sales engineering Howard Wassall on introducing contract lifecycle management (CLM) into a business. The session, […]


Always take the stairs

Natalie Abou-Alwan on training our thoughts and learning how to deal with setbacks and disappointments in a positive and constructive way.

Purposeful growth and the role of General Counsel

By Philip Goodstone and Jan Thornbury From shareholder to stakeholder value At the 50th anniversary of the World Economic Forum in January 2020, founder Klaus Schwab declared, “Finally, stakeholder capitalism has become, or is becoming, mainstream.” The idea that organisations would no longer pursue profit above all else, but instead embrace a wider social purpose […]

Straightforward talking needed to engage staff on ESG

The importance of authentic positive purpose and the way organisations undertake their business has come into stark focus in the last few years, escalating through the pandemic with high ratings on environment, social and governmental factors becoming a pre-requisite for future talent, investors, clients and suppliers. The latest intergovernmental panel on climate change (IPCC) report […]

“It’s not going to happen overnight”: GCs need to manage ESG expectations

Covid-19 and climate change has forced ESG centre stage and there’s no sign of it leaving the spotlight any time soon. But as explored at The Lawyer’s latest roundtable, chaired by Consilio’s Trevor Horwitz, how much of the ESG hype has translated into meaningful change in the energy sector? A group of senior in-house legal […]

Roundtable: how legal teams can use ESG to drive purposeful change

Issues around ESG have increasingly become a vital focus within the financial services industry and dominated conversations at board meetings. Legal teams within businesses and organisations can play a much bigger role driving the ESG strategy instead of being an implementer of the regulations and business strategies. That’s the key message from a roundtable co-hosted […]