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Compliance and sustainability share many areas of common interest, such as third-party risk management, supply chain oversight, transparency and reputation.

Companies are increasingly taking Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) issues into account when considering their global and reputational impact. In the same way that sanctions, financial crime, and anti-bribery/corruption risks are often assessed under one cohesive compliance due diligence process, it also makes sense to consider the impact of ESG risk on the supply chain and broader third-party due diligence.

While ESG is generally understood as the measure of the sustainability and ethical impact of an organization, what remains to be clearly defined for organizations is how to monitor for, assess and comply with ESG standards within third-party risk management programs.
 
Join us for this webinar where our expert panelists will discuss:

  • The convergence of compliance and sustainability
  • Expectations of investors in terms of the supply chain and third-party networks
  • Role of Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) and campaigning groups in exposing new areas of ESG and third party risk, and how these risks can be anticipated and managed
  • Due diligence workflow and strategies to mitigate third-party risk and ensure transparency

Speakers

Keesa Schreane | Global Partnership Director, Refinitiv

Keesa is Global Partner Director at Refinitiv, focusing on supply chain risk and environmental, social, and governance (ESG) data and partnerships. She is also host and producer of Refinitiv Sustainability Perspectives Podcast, where she speaks with C-Suite and senior leaders about their agendas around impact investing strategy, sustainable finance, and social impact. Her efforts and dedication have provided her with valuable insights from corporate leaders, academics and not-for profit executives about social impact initiatives, human capital, and ESG practices.

She’s been a featured columnist in publications such as Essence, Latina, and Black Enterprise magazines and an on-air contributor with NASDAQ and other television news outlets.

Robert Blood | Founder & Managing Director, SIGWATCH

Robert is considered one of Europe's leading experts on NGOs and activism. He has contributed numerous articles and papers to management and academic publications, and has been interviewed widely, from the Financial Times and BBC Television News to Reuters Television and Swiss National Radio. He is a highly regarded trainer on managing activist risk and has developed several popular workshops on the topic.

Robert was inspired to create SIGWATCH as a result of working at the board director level of the public relations and issue management consultancies Fleishman-Hillard UK in the 1990s, and before that, with the Quentin Bell Organisation. During this time, he observed the increasing impact on businesses and politicians of professional campaigning groups. Robert has built SIGWATCH into the world's leading research and strategy consultancy on NGOs. Today SIGWATCH has over sixty clients across the globe, including many of the world's sector-leading multinationals, financial institutions and investment managers.

Paul Johnson | Product Director, Due Diligence, Refinitiv

Paul has over twenty years’ experience in compliance, due diligence, and operating overseas companies. He has lived and travelled extensively in Asia and Central America, where he launched and managed operations in support of due diligence investigations, pre-employment screening and international risk management.

While the vice president of Integrated Screening Partners, an Austin, Texas, based pre-employment screening company, Paul opened offices and launched operations in El Salvador and the Philippines as well as in several locations in the United States. As head of the Americas for IntegraScreen, Paul launched the company’s Latin American operations in Panama. Paul eventually moved to Malaysia, from which he managed global operations, with over 270 employees spread across seven countries, for the due diligence business of a large global information services company. Paul joined The Red Flag Group in 2016 serving as a Director for the firm’s due diligence and data products. In October 2020, The Red Flag Group was acquired by Refinitiv and Paul moved to his current role as Product Director for Refinitiv Due Diligence solutions.

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