Sustainability and the Role of the Board

Sep 24, 2020

VENUE: Webinar

TIME: 11:00am - 12:00 noon

This event is in partnership with the Institute of Directors in Ireland and the World Business Council for Sustainable Development.

Businesses are today expected to truly support inclusion through employment, and have systems in place to help foster this. Beyond the risk management, businesses are also looking at the new revenue and reputation opportunities of sustainability and inclusivity.

This session, exclusive for Board Directors and senior management, will analyse how Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) issues are shaping corporate Boardrooms and how Boards need to orient their guidance and supervisory role to ensure companies are fit for these growing societal expectations.

The webinar will discuss these key issues on the role of Boards and sustainability:

  • What are the main challenges that boards will face on the ESG agenda?
  • The evolving landscape on transparency and disclosure – from compliance to differentiation.
  • What tools, metrics and resources are helping boards navigate towards sustainability?
  • What background, skills and diversity of thought is needed in the boardroom to succeed on sustainability?
  • How are boards influencing the revised purpose and culture of business?


Keynote Speaker:

  • Mario Abela, Director – Redefining Value Programme, World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD)


  • Beatriz Pessôa de Araújo, Partner, Baker McKenzie
  • John Reynolds, Chairperson, Cairn plc


If you are interested in finding out more about this event please email