Climate Change: Corporate Reporting and Lobbying
Climate change: corporate reporting and lobbying
Monday 1 November 2021, 9:30am-12:30pm
Zoom online webinar
The Adam Smith Business School hosted this online webinar event during COP26. Organised by Professor Yannis Tsalavoutas, Professor Kelly Kollman and Dr Alvise Favotto, this event brought together a panel of experts via a roundtable discussion.
Chair: Professor Yannis Tsalavoutas,
- 09:30 - 09:45: Aaron Pinnock (Impact Investment Lead at the Church Commissioners for England)
- 09:45 - 10:00: Diogenis Baboukardos (University of Essex)
- 10:00 - 10:25: Q&A
- 10:25 - 10:30: Break
- 10:30 - 10:50: Geoff Mackey (Corporate Affairs & Sustainability Director, BASF)
- 10:50 - 11:15: Q&A
- 11:15 - 11:30: Break
- 11:30 - 11:45: Alberto Alemanno (The Good Lobby)
- 11:45 - 12:00: Alvise Favotto (University of Glasgow)
- 12:00 - 12:25: Q&A
- 12:30: Event end
The virtual roundtable brought together academics and practitioners to discuss the current practice of corporate disclosure and lobbying in relation to climate change. Across three short panels the results of recently completed research projects on corporate disclosure of climate risk and corporate climate lobbying before the UK parliament were presented, alongside the insights of practitioners from business and civil society. All three panels ended with a Q+A session in which the audience were invited to join a discussion about how we move current corporate practice in these areas to best practice.
The UK hosted the 26th UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26) in Glasgow from 31 October – 12 November 2021. The meeting brought countries together to work towards achieving the objectives of the Paris Agreement and the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change.
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First published: 19 October 2021