Directors’ Duties and the ascendancy of ESG Strategy
10:00 - 11:30
An exploration of the increasing importance of ESG to business strategy and survival and the resulting impact on directors' duties. Panellists will consider the rising influence of investors, employees and consumers on business decision-making and whether this, combined with increasing ESG legislation and regulation, will force directors to adopt a 'triple bottom line' approach to measuring business performance.
The session will also cover:
- The recent Supreme Court case of BTI v Sequana and the circumstances in which a director's fiduciary duty to the company will expand beyond the interest of shareholders
- The link between ESG and insolvency and how poor implementation of ESG strategy has resulted in business failure
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