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Webinar: Sustainability in Arbitration – Reducing the environmental impact of our disputes

24 September 2020 | Global


Herbert Smith Freehills and the Campaign for Greener Arbitrations are delighted to invite you to attend our webinar on Sustainability in Arbitration. Environmental sustainability is not a new subject, but is one that is increasingly at the forefront of government and corporate strategy and headlining the papers, as grappling with climate change has become a global priority. Every industry is impacted, including arbitration, and every industry is able to reduce its carbon footprint.

Lucy Greenwood and members of the Campaign for Greener Arbitrations’ research on the emissions impact of a medium-sized arbitration revealed that just under 20,000 trees are required to offset the carbon emissions created by such an arbitration – the equivalent of four times the number of trees in Hyde Park.

In our webinar on Thursday 24 September 2020, 10 am BST we will offer views on the scope for change in the ways in which arbitrations are run from the perspective of clients, arbitrators, institutions and counsel, to help reduce the environmental footprint of arbitrations. In particular, we will discuss:

  • The drivers for environmental sustainability in arbitration;
  • Practical measures which can be taken to reduce the environmental footprint of arbitrations, including reconsidering the need for travel and minimizing material and electronic waste; and
  • Who might be responsible for driving this change.



Please register for Sustainability in Arbitration on Sep 24, 2020 10:00 AM BST.

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After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.



The webinar will be delivered by:

Christopher Newmark, Arbitrator and Mediator, Spenser Underhill Newmark LLP, and member of the Campaign for Greener Arbitrations;

Samantha Bakstad, Senior Legal Counsel, BP, and member of the Campaign for Greener Arbitrations;

Kiran Sanghera, Business Development Deputy Director, Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre, and member of the Campaign for Greener Arbitrations;

Maguelonne de Brugiere, Senior Associate, Herbert Smith Freehills, and member of the Campaign for Greener Arbitrations;

And moderated by

Helin Laufer, Associate, Herbert Smith Freehills. 

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