Climate change presents material – if not unparalleled – economic risks and opportunities for businesses operating in a diverse range of sectors across the economy. Amid increasing pressure from regulators and institutional investors, CEOs and the board are increasingly looking to their General Counsels to provide thought leadership and strategic advice on how to navigate these risks and opportunities.

To be held on 4 July 2019, General Counsels Leading the Net Zero Carbon Transition will provide participants with the most up to date scientific, economic and financial analysis of climate change, together with insights from lawyers working on the frontline of climate change. The afternoon conference will explore how General Counsels’ roles and responsibilities are evolving in response to climate change, including compliance and risk management, contracting and supply chains, risk reporting (with a particular focus on the recommendations of the Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures), and advising the board and its committees on the legal implications of strategy, financial planning and capex decisions. The conference will equip participants with skills and practical tools to lead the transition to a net zero carbon economy and climate-resilient world within their company and across their value networks.

General Counsels Leading the Net Zero Carbon Transition is a radical collaboration between leading international law firm Pinsent Masons, pioneering environmental law charity ClientEarth, the world-leading Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and Environment at the London School of Economics, and legal think tank and founder of the FT Innovative Lawyers programme, RSG Consulting.

Attendance for this event is by invite only. A request to attend can be sent by email to

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