Reed Smith’s GC Roundtable Series

The pandemic has brought on many changes for organizations around the world as they raced to support the health and safety of their employees and protect the overall well-being of their businesses. While there have been many fallouts as a result of the pandemic, there have also been some unintended but positive changes in the way businesses operate.

Authors: Tyree P. Jones

COVID-19 and ESG: Empowering change during uncertainty

This September, we invited a group of clients to join us for a discussion on how the recent events of 2020 have influenced how businesses value culture, diversity, and mindset.

Our virtual roundtable revisited some themes that emerged from our June session and investigated how clients have been facing the realities of the current environment and the impact on their business and employees.

This roundtable was part of Reed Smith’s wider series designed to create a platform for senior business leaders, general counsel, and senior management representatives to share experiences, discuss live issues, and explore solutions for the future. Our aim is to foster a collaborative peer-to-peer learning environment, allowing clients to participate in informative discussions of real-time and current events in an informal setting.

As our virtual and in-person roundtable events are held under the Chatham House rule, we have confined this report to themes without specific reference to the participants. Where relevant, we have included “lessons learned” that seem to be highlighted and that seemed toemerge during the discussion.

As we continue to explore some of the critical issues on the “to-do lists” of in-house legal teams, we are grateful to our clients for their participation.  We look forward to continuing the dialogue with them as we all move together into our global “new normal.”

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