EN:Connect ESG

EN:Connect ESG 

Tuesday 18th April 2023 - 2pm-3pm

Led by Lee Parkinson MCIPS MIoD FRSA

Our first session will consider the origins of ESG and its place in responsible business today. Focus will then shift to how ESG strategy shapes compliance in the supply chain and how modern slavery obligations can be actively managed.

Lee Parkinson will be joined by Steven Radcliffe of RSM who will cover:

  • The origins of ESG strategy i.e. financial compliance

  • The position of ESG strategy today in responsible business

  • Any observations about how it manifests itself in different sectors

  • When ESG goes wrong

  • Key factors in successful ESG strategies

and Alex Gosney of Nutral who will cover: 

  • The role that labour compliance plays in ESG

  • The complex structures that exist for labour supply on construction projects

  • How those complex structures might conspire to breach ESG strategies / Modern Slavery / Minimum Wage

  • Solutions to enforce labour compliance

RSM is a leading provider of audit, tax and consulting services to middle market leaders. Their ESG team work with a wide range of companies in shaping, implementing and assuring ESG strategies. This wide field of vision provides a useful standpoint to consider the orgins of ESG, its place in business today and the characteristics of effective ESG strategies. Leader members of their ESG team will join us to share their perspectives offer their thoughts on ESG delivery.

Nutral are a Yorkshire based consulting SME specialising in responsible recruitment, resourcing and payroll compliance in the built environment sector. They work closely with many major contractors applying technology solutions to aid payroll compliance and transparency. Their work provides a unique insight to the complex structures of labour supply chains and how the many layers within them can lead to compliance issues that will directly conflict with ESG strategies. Their Chief Executive, Alex Gosney, will join the session to provide his insights to this complex and most important matter.

This workstream will be of particular interest to leaders and managers involved in ESG strategy formation and delivery and will cut across a range of strategic and practitioner based issues.

 Full session schedule:

  • 14.00 Welcome and introductions to the workstream

  • 14.15 RSM – ESG and its place in responsible business today

  • 14.40 Q&A

  • 14.50 Nutral – ESG compliance in complex supply chains

  • 15.15 Q&A

  • 15.25 Closing remarks and next session

Meet this session's speakers

Steven Radcliffe
Director, Due Diligence at RSM

Steven is an experienced provider of due diligence services to clients in the mid-market, both in the UK and overseas. Stevem helps clients (corporate acquirers and vendors, banks, and private equity) to de-risk proposed transactions and investments by providing an independent, informed view of the financial affairs of target businesses, and quickly getting to the nub of potential issues.

Alex Gosney FCIPS
CEO of Nutral

Alex is a commercially astute professional (FCIPS,MRICS), with over 15 years’ experience working in senior commercial and procurement roles for Laing O’Rourke on some of the U.K’s most prestigious, and recognised infrastructure projects.
Alex has built his career on leading transformational business change by creating, restructuring, and growing high performing teams. 
Alex founded Nutral in 2021, a Neutral Vendor and Workforce management company that delivers sustainable outcomes for its customers.

The Author

Written by Lorna Hadley