Over the past 6 months, countries, communities and businesses have grappled with the social and economic impact of Covid-19.
As many parts of the world move into a phase of recovery, policymakers, stakeholders and the public recognise that there now exists a unique opportunity to build a more sustainable, socially just economy. Earlier this year, Herbert Smith Freehills joined more than 100 leading companies, charities and universities calling on the UK Government to ensure Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are at the heart of the UK’s Covid-19 recovery plans.
On 4 August 2020, the Trainee Business Development Committee ("TBDC"), in conjunction with the Pro Bono team, hosted a webinar on Green recovery from Covid-19 and the role of young professionals. The webinar was chaired by Silke Goldberg, a leading Energy Partner at HSF, and joined by panellists Heather Rigby, Group Sustainability Advisor at Mott MacDonald, and Claire Herbert, Sustainable Investment Product Executive at Schroders Investment Management. The panel discussed the shape a sustainable recovery from Covid-19 could take for corporations and how young professionals could help their employers engage in sustainable practices in the workplace and beyond.