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Jo Hewitt is a partner in the Corporate Department of Baker McKenzie London, and advises clients on a wide range of corporate law matters.

As we entered the new decade, businesses were already grappling with new challenges to their license to operate: What did it mean to be a good corporate citizen in the context of the climate emergency and continuing social inequality? Consumer and employee activism and political pressure at both the global…

This series of ESG-focused thought leadership webinars will share insights and practical guidance for businesses considering what ESG means for them in the context of the current crisis and beyond. Date: 7 October 2020 Topic: ESG and Corporate Reporting Part 2 View recording Speakers: Beatriz Araujo (Chair), Ilona Millar, Paul…

This series of ESG-focused thought leadership webinars will share insights and practical guidance for businesses considering what ESG means for them in the context of the current crisis and beyond. Date: 26 August 2020 Topic: ESG and the Supply Chain View recording Speakers: Jo Hewitt (Chair), Francesca Richmond, Ben Smith…

This series of ESG-focused thought leadership webinars will share insights and practical guidance for businesses considering what ESG means for them in the context of the current crisis and beyond. Date: 12 August Topic: ESG Regulation for Financial Institutions View recording Speakers: Nick O’Donnell (Chair), Tim Alferink, Jennifer Klass and…

This series of ESG-focused thought leadership webinars will share insights and practical guidance for businesses considering what ESG means for them in the context of the current crisis and beyond. Date: 15 July 2020 Topic: What Is the New European Green Finance Taxonomy, and How Will It Affect Your Business?…

This series of ESG-focused thought leadership webinars will share insights and practical guidance for businesses considering what ESG means for them in the context of the current crisis and beyond. 1 July 2020 ESG and the Modern Customer  View recording Speakers: Jo Hewitt (Chair), Beatriz Araujo, Nick O’Donnell and David…

A company’s AGM is one of the highlights of the financial calendar. Although attendance varies considerably between companies, the London market continues to value the opportunity to meet with, and question, the Board on an annual basis. The current, and possible future, guidance and restrictions on public meetings in the…

Stakeholders demand mining companies be not only profitable and productive but also responsible and sustainable The mining industry is facing new challenges. In the past, mining companies simply had to plan their production on the basis of “highest volumes at the lowest production cost” to keep stakeholders happy. Today, mining…

The metals and mining sector is increasingly exposed to ESG risks, including concerns around emissions, water use, deforestation and community relations. At the same time, ESG reporting obligations, and institutional and other investor interest in what resource companies are doing in this space, are rapidly multiplying across the globe. Alongside…