ESG as a Driver for Change

This event explores the development of the joint report by Squire Patton Boggs and Leeds University Business School titled ‘Rebalancing Manufacturing After Global Shocks and Stresses’.

Discussions will cover:

  • building a strategy for responsible innovation
  • ESG impact on productivity
  • implementing regulations in emerging technological fields
  • employees as agents of change
  • restructuring of jobs and skills in UK aerospace manufacturing
  • trends in workplace cultures

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The event will include presentations, panel discussions, networking and refreshments. 

Time Programme
13:45 Arrival and refreshments
14:00 Introduction to event
Kathryn Watson, Research Impact Manager at Leeds University Business School and Karen French, Partner at Squire Patton Boggs.
14:10 Panel 1: Innovation, ESG & Supply Chains
Chair: Jon Bumstead, Founder of Neutral Supply Chain and Director.

Krsto Pandza, Professor of Strategy and Innovation at Leeds University Business School – Open strategy for responsible innovation.

Chee Wong, Professor of Supply Chain Management at Leeds University Business School – How can ESG reporting improve ROI and productivity?

Matthew Kirk, International Affairs Advisor in the Public Policy International Practice at Squire Patton Boggs – Addressing the absence of legal framework and regulations in emerging technological areas.
15:00 Refreshment break
15:20 Panel 2: The Role of Employees in Corporate Sustainability
Chair: Karen French, Partner at Squire Patton Boggs.

Kerrie Unsworth, Professor of Organisational Behaviour at Leeds University Business School – Employees as agents of change, and strategic sustainability.

Jonathan Winterton, Professor and Head of Work and Employment Relations at Leeds University Business School – The restructuring of jobs and skills in UK aerospace manufacturing following the shock to the industry brought on by the pandemic and the impact of environmental and fuel crises.

Miriam Lampert, Partner in the Employment Practice, London Office at Squire Patton Boggs – Trends in workplace cultures – future of work, four-day week, people at the centre, D&I. 
16:00 Keynote Address
Jon Bumstead, Founder of Neutral Supply Chain and Director of Neutral Home Limited and Nisomar
16:30 – 17:30 Networking and refreshments