Matheson was delighted to host The Legal 500 Green Summit Ireland at its Dublin office on 15 November 2022, the latest event in the Global Green Guide series.
Delivered as a hybrid event, the in-person and virtual audience heard in-depth and expert analysis from a variety of industry insiders, with particular emphasis on the green transition and other sustainability-related matters.
Chris Vlachopoulos, Research Editor, The Legal 500 and Matheson partner, Richard Kelly, opened the event by discussing the opportunities the green transition represents, as well as the exciting prospects for general counsel and other in-house counsel to contribute to aspects relating to the green transition within their respective organisations in new and interesting ways.
The panellists impressed the audience not only with their expertise, but also with the direct and relatable conversation around these important matters.
Garret Farrelly, Chair of Matheson's ESG Advisory Group, moderated the first panel, which explored how the green transition can be accelerated through corporate sustainability due diligence and cooperation. Speakers included Bill Senior, Operations Director, Power Capital Renewable Energy; Garrett Quinn, Group Chief Sustainability Officer, Smurfit Kappa Group plc; and Simon Welch, Head of Legal Sustainability, Credit Suisse AG.
Partner Nicola Dunleavy moderated the second panel, which focused on managing ESG reputational risks and crisis management. Nicola was joined by Gerard Howlin, Public Affairs Consultant, MKC Communications; Conor Keeling, Sustainability Legal Team, Allied Irish Banks, p.l.c.; and Dr John MacNamara, Corporate Sustainability Lead, Bord na Móna.
Partner Susanne McMenamin delivered the closing remarks and the evening concluded with a reception, giving panellists and participants a chance to continue the conversation and network.
About Matheson's Green Guide Partnership
In March 2022, Matheson became the first Irish law firm to partner with The Legal 500 for its new Global Green Guide series. Putting a spotlight on law firms across the globe for their contribution to a green transition, the Green Guide explores firms’ work for clients in connection with climate change mitigation and sustainability, while also highlighting their own internal best practices and initiatives. The EMEA Green Guide is the inaugural edition in the series, featuring key players across the EMEA region
To learn more visit The Legal 500 Green Guide hub.