Organisations across the world need to change in response to the challenges facing humanity. Leadership is often an overlooked factor in enacting this transformation towards social and environmental responsibility.
Bold statements about social and environmental issues are easy to make, but real change can only be achieved via effective leadership at all levels of an organisation. Unless employees are empowered and incentivised to make changes, organisations will be unable to create positive change.
This round table brings together leaders from across financial services to understand on a practical level how to drive lasting positive change in finance. Michael Cole-Fontayn, Chairman at CISI, Helen Cook, Chief HR Officer at NatWest Group and Karina Robinson, CEO at Robinson Hambro will discuss their experiences in embedding lasting positive social and environmental changes in their organisations and across financial services
Discussion points and questions will include:
• Why should organisations want to embed social and environmental responsibility in their operational practices?
• What role do ambitious targets on social and environmental issues play in driving change?
• What role does organisational culture play in ensuring social and environmental issues are properly accounted for, and how can leaders foster a positive culture?
• How can leaders communicate effectively with their organisations about changes?
• How can companies effectively execute policies on diversity and inclusion (e.g. around gender, ethnicity or sexuality) in the face of internal pushback?
• Does the need to act as responsible stewards for assets or responsible lenders for clients make the finance industry unique?