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Sidebar is different to other legal podcasts; we don't summarise case law or rehash the latest news headlines. Instead, we predict how the issues, innovations and trends facing the wider legal landscape will affect you and your business. For more legal news and insights, visit taylorwessing.com.

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Sidebar is different to other legal podcasts; we don't summarise case law or rehash the latest news headlines. Instead, we predict how the issues, innovations and trends facing the wider legal landscape will affect you and your business. For more legal news and insights, visit taylorwessing.com.

    Spotlight on ESG - Episode 5: ESG disputes and investigations

    Spotlight on ESG - Episode 5: ESG disputes and investigations

    In Sidebar we look at the impact of the issues, innovations and trends facing the legal landscape. In season two we're looking at what ESG means for you.
    Businesses are under pressure from consumers, the media and regulators to operate in an ethical fashion and make ESG a priority.
    But their attempts to demonstrate progress can open them up to risk and lead to questions about their marketing, reporting, and corporate governance. How do they mitigate this risk, and what challenges on the horizon do they need to prepare for now?
    In the fifth episode of our Spotlight on ESG season, Senior Associates Stephanie High and Emma Allen are joined by Tristan Yelland, a Forensic Investigations Director at Grant Thornton UK to discuss ESG disputes and investigations.
    Topics covered include:
    · why businesses need to care about ESG disputes
    · key risk areas
    · the types of claims they could face in future
    · practical tips for how they can mitigate these risks.
    Listen to Episode five above, or via Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Amazon Music, Google Podcasts or Stitcher.

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    Spotlight on ESG - Episode 4: insuring a greener future

    Spotlight on ESG - Episode 4: insuring a greener future

    In Sidebar we look at the impact of the issues, innovations and trends facing the legal landscape. In season two we're looking at what ESG means for you. 
    As natural disasters and climate change increasingly affect our lives, the insurance sector has a vital role to play in the future of our planet by helping organisations to manage risk and encourage innovation.
    In the fourth episode of our Spotlight on ESG season Jonny Bethell, a Partner at Taylor Wessing is joined by Glenn O'Halloran, Head of Environmental Risks and Stuart Martin, Associate Director, Climate Change and Resilience at Howdens to discuss how the insurance space is evolving to incorporate ESG.
     
    Topics covered include:
    How insurance can be part of a solution for businesses managing ESG issuesESG risk rankingsHow environmental due diligence has shifted to being ESG focusedHow ESG factors impact transactions and commercial business activitiesDisaster relief financing 
    Listen to Episode three above, or via Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Amazon Music, Google Podcasts or Stitcher. 

    • 24 min
    Spotlight on ESG - Episode 3: Making environmental marketing claims: how to avoid greenwashing

    Spotlight on ESG - Episode 3: Making environmental marketing claims: how to avoid greenwashing

    In Sidebar we look at the impact of the issues, innovations and trends facing the legal landscape. In season two we're looking at what ESG means for you.
    Consumers are increasingly choosing to buy from businesses who demonstrate ethical behaviour, including doing business in a sustainable way. We've seen a wave of new advertising using terms like 'sustainable', 'carbon neutral', 'low emissions' and 'plastic free'. But what happens when businesses can't back these statements up? 
    In the third episode of our Spotlight on ESG season Emma Danks is joined by Tim Pinto, a Senior Counsel at Taylor Wessing, to discuss environmental claims. Topics covered include:
    • what greenwashing looks like
    • the regulators responsible for monitoring environmental claims
    • examples where businesses haven't met regulator standards
    • how to stay on the right side of the law.
    Listen to Episode three above, or via Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Amazon Music, Google Podcasts or Stitcher. 

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    Spotlight on ESG - Episode 2: ESG in practice: the sustainability-related disclosures you need to know about

    Spotlight on ESG - Episode 2: ESG in practice: the sustainability-related disclosures you need to know about

    In Sidebar we look at the impact of the issues, innovations and trends facing the legal landscape. In season two we're looking at what ESG means for you.
    ESG considerations form an integral part of the framework in which investment management firms operate and shape many investment decisions. But what sustainability-related disclosures do investment management firms need to make?
    In the second episode of our Spotlight on ESG season Daniel Hirschfield is joined by Carol Thomas, a Retail Markets Specialist at the Investment Association*, to discuss sustainability disclosure rules in the UK and the EU. We cover what they are, who they apply to, and some of the challenges around them including:
    · the EU's Sustainable Finance Action Plan
    · EU Sustainable Finance Disclosures Regulation
    · managing the risk of greenwashing
    · the interaction between SFDR and the EU Taxonomy Regulation.
    Listen to Episode 2 above, or via Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Amazon Music, Google Podcasts or Stitcher.
    * This episode was recorded in March 2022.

    • 29 min
    Spotlight on ESG - Episode 1: How ESG is changing employment and pensions

    Spotlight on ESG - Episode 1: How ESG is changing employment and pensions

    In Sidebar we look at the impact of the issues, innovations and trends facing the legal landscape. In season two we're looking at what ESG means for you. 
    Environmental, social and governance factors are becoming increasingly important to attracting and retaining talent and in investment decisions. But what do they mean for your people? 
    In the first episode of our Spotlight on ESG season Helen Farr and Angela Sharma are joined by Sunny Romo, an Equities Investment Specialist at M&G, to discuss what ESG means for employment and pensions.
    They cover topics including:
    ·       the impact of ESG on investing decisions
    ·       how ESG factors are affecting pension scheme investment
    ·       how HR functions are tackling social and governance factors 
    ·       how businesses are handling ESG reporting.
    Listen to Episode one above, or via Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Amazon Music, Google Podcasts or Stitcher.

    • 30 min
    Coming soon – Sidebar Season 2: Spotlight on ESG

    Coming soon – Sidebar Season 2: Spotlight on ESG

    What does ESG mean for you? Environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors have shot up the board agenda and are now essential to business strategy. But how are they affecting businesses, and what legal challenges are they encountering?
    In the second season of Sidebar, we'll discuss the impact of the issues, innovations and trends facing the legal landscape, combining our legal experience with the views of expert guests to explore how ESG is shaping the profession. Stay tuned for episode one, where Helen Farr and Angela Sharma we will be joined by Sunny Romo, an Equities Investment Specialist at M&G, to discuss what ESG means for employment and pensions.

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