Aon  |  Professional Services Practice
Workplace futures: the value of the ‘Social Contract’ in ESG
Thursday 31 March, 2022
The Aon Centre, 122 Leadenhall Street

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Julie Page, CEO - Aon UK, is pleased to be able to welcome you to this event, in which we will review the complex topic of ESG through the lens of socially ethical business practices.

Failure to be true to ‘good’ moral standards in respect of how you maintain professionalism in business relationships, how you treat your workforce and also initiate positive interaction with your local community, can lead to reputational damage and - in some instances - financial damage through executive liability.


Keynote: John Neal, CEO of Lloyd’s
Julie Page, CEO – Aon UK
Dominic Christian, Global Chairman Reinsurance Solutions, Aon
Meredith Jones, Partner, Aon
John McLaughlin, Partner, Aon
Anthony Poole, Partner, Aon
James Whitaker, Partner, Mayer Brown LLP
Ed Smerdon, Head of Coverage - Financial & Professional Lines, Aon
Jaysen Arumugum, Enterprise Client Leader, Financial Institutions, Aon

This event is intended to demystify and discuss some of the related key themes, such as:

  • Transforming workplace culture and adopting D&I practices
  • Retaining and attracting quality talent through the ‘Great Resignation’
  • Implementing strategies and solutions to strengthen effective leadership and governance
  • Reviewing protection for your board from ESG liabilities if things were to go wrong

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9:15 a.m.
Coffee and Light Breakfast
9:30 a.m.
Welcome and Introduction
Julie Page, Aon
9:40 a.m.
The ESG Landscape

While ESG has been around for years, in the last several years focus on environmental, social and governance issues has reached a fever pitch. We’ll tackle the forces driving ESG attention, as well as how firms can mount an effective response.
Meredith Jones, Aon
10:00 a.m.
KEYNOTE: A conversation with John Neal, CEO of Lloyd’s
Dominic Christian, Aon
10:40 a.m.
Refreshment Break
10:50 a.m.
Standing out Amid the Great Resignation

How do you drive performance and compete for talent beyond just pay when we understand that retention is now about so much more than just paying the most – it is based on who you are as an employer, what you represent and the working life and value proposition you offer your employees.

A view on the art of the possible, the role of reward and the importance of a mature talent strategy in an evolving world.

John McLaughlin, Aon
Anthony Poole, Aon
11:50 a.m.
Failure in Fulfilling the ‘Social Contract’ – Costly Legal and Reputational Damage?

  • ESG and Board / Corporate Governance – What approaches are boards and business leaders taking toward the “S” of ESG?
  • Litigation landscape & ESG trends, with a focus on the emerging significance of “S”
  • Board liability related to an organisation’s “Social” targets and how a D&O / EPL policy might respond

Host: Meredith Jones, Aon
Jaysen Arumugum, Aon
James Whitaker, Mayer Brown LLP
Ed Smerdon, Aon
12:50 a.m.
Closing Comments
13:00 a.m.
Networking Lunch

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