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Corporate Sustainability True Diligence – the new era of corporate responsibility

Date: 17 April 2024, 08:00 - 10:30
Location: 20 Fenchurch Street, London, EC3M 3AG
DWF - The Corporate Sustainability Due Diligence Directive 767x431

As we enter a new era of corporate responsibility which truly elevates human rights and the environmental impacts of business to an unparalleled position of significance, we are holding our second event in our True Diligence – the new era of corporate responsibility series.

Register your interest - 17 april, 08:00 - 10:30

Event Details

Register your interest for our exclusive event on Wednesday 17 April when we will be launching our inaugural report on human rights and environmental impact due diligence. 

Our unique data-led research highlights what companies are doing to meet the increasing demands for transparency and integrity of human rights and environmental due diligence impacts across the chain of activities for companies and their subsidiaries, covering multiple sectors and the UK / EU member states.  This event will help you bench mark your activities and provide an opportunity to hear from leading speakers as well as network with your peers. This area is extremely topical right now and will only increase in profile and attention as companies grapple with the complex regulatory landscape across the EU. 

We will be joined by Cherie Blair, CBE, KC, once again, Dame Teresa Graham, DBE, and Allan Jorgensen (Head of the OECD Centre for Responsible Business Conduct) as our leading keynote speakers examining and exploring the headline findings of the True Diligence report and sharing their insights on the data. In addition to DWF's Tracey Groves (Head of Sustainable Business & ESG Advisory practice), and colleagues from Germany and France shedding a light on the French and German supply chain national regulations already in place and the practical implications for business.

Register your interest and a member of our team will be in contact:

Register today - 17 april, 08:00 - 10:30


At our event, we will launch our data driven report to help you:

  • understand the demands and expectations of business to do the right thing on human rights and environmental impacts;
  • appreciate the level of preparedness of UK and EU-based corporates across multiple sectors and geographies to meet increased levels of transparency, integrity and accountability;
  • benchmark your own activities on human rights and environmental impacts;
  • recognise the challenges and accelerators for businesses to meet a new era of corporate sustainability; and
  • compare levels of corporate confidence and readiness to be able to perform a breadth and depth of due diligence. 


08:00am - 08:30am: Arrival, Refreshments & Networking
08:30am - 09:45am: Event
09:45am - 10:30am: Coffee & Networking


We are delighted to announce Cherie Blair CBE KC, Chair, Omnia Strategy, who will once again start off our event with some thoughts on the role of business in protecting human rights and why it matters, more so now than ever. 

Dame Teresa Graham DBE, Chair of Salix Finance Limited and Non-Executive Director, UK Finance, will share her views on the increased levels of transparency required by business and the new corporate governance approach to human rights and environmental impacts, including the importance of social value to long term corporate sustainability.

Tracey Groves, DWF Head of Sustainable Business & ESG advisory practice, will present the DWF report findings and use her award-winning facilitation skills to chair a discussion on the research and implications for business with our distinctive panel of speakers.

Allan Jorgensen is Head of the OECD Centre for Responsible Business Conduct and leads the work of the OECD to develop and promote global standards for responsible business through international cooperation, public policy development and global supply chains. Allan has two decades of experience working on sustainable business and finance in both the private and public sectors. Prior to joining the OECD he was Head of Sustainable Trade at global logistics giant A.P. Moller-Maersk where he led the company's work on inclusive trade and responsible business practices. Prior to this, he served as Head of Human Rights and Business at the Danish Institute for Human Rights, working with multinationals, governments, multilateral bodies and civil society organisations to promote responsible and sustainable business. He served for a number of years on the sustainability advisory board of the Investment Fund for Developing Countries. A Danish national, Mr Jorgensen holds degrees in Political Science from the University of Copenhagen (Denmark) and in International Conflict Analysis from the University of Kent at Canterbury (UK).

Finally, we will be joined by colleagues from Germany and France shedding a light on the French and German supply chain national regulations already in place and the practical implications for business.

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