The Changing Landscapes of ESG and Crisis Management: An Opportunity to Build Resilience (Part 2)

24mar12:00 pm1:00 pmThe Changing Landscapes of ESG and Crisis Management: An Opportunity to Build Resilience (Part 2)MD level forum


(Thursday) 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm GMT View in my time

Event Details

Virtual Event | Hosted on Webex

The last 2 years of Covid-19, BLM, Political Violence, Civil Unrest and the Ukraine crisis are unprecedented in scale and impact in recent times- at the heart of these events are our people. As part of our WCOOC programme we will have a bi-weekly chapter focusing on ESG and crisis management, people v business interest.

For Chapter 2, we are inviting Control Risks, a global, independent, specialist risk consulting company with 36 offices around the world. Whilst it focuses on both the preventative and the reactive sides of risk management, its roots are founded within crisis management, stretching all the way back to its origins in the mid-1970s as a kidnap for ransom advisor to global corporates operating in high risk environments.

Since those founding times, it has helped its clients deal with natural disasters, man-made disasters, extortion, blackmail, illegal detentions, terrorist events, civil wars, cyber breaches and regulatory investigations. Recently of course the firm has had heavy exposure to advising clients dealing with the Covid pandemic and now the crisis in Ukraine.

Their experience offers our WCOOC forum some unique insights into good and bad practice within crisis management, including and most importantly, how best to effectively manage human capital within organizations enduring a crisis event.

Agenda for 24th March 2022

  • Overview of the changing landscapes of environment, social and governance (ESG) issues as well as crisis management;
  • Discuss how ESG and crisis management connect as disciplines, both before, during and after a crisis – and how this connects to human capital management
  • Provide high-level guidance for how to capitalise in a positive manner on the opportunities that the shifting landscape presents.

About Women in the COO Community 

Armstrong Wolfe’s Women in the COO Community (WCOOC) initiative has been running since 2017. Now well-established in New York, London, Hong Kong and Singapore, and Toronto. We have members from over thirty different organisations. Our commitment to this initiative was born out of the privileged position we have in accessing the COO community through our global forums. Led by Armstrong Wolfe, a series of cross-industry forums and leadership evenings will take place throughout 2022.

About Armstrong Wolfe

Armstrong Wolfe is a global financial services advisory firm supporting the office of the Chief Operating Officer. The International COO Community (iCOOC) has over 5000 COOs within a managed network and therefore one degree of separation from each other. We empower this community by providing thought leadership, promoting cross industry dialogue and supporting collaboration, design and execution. We have a unique blend of COO functional expertise which enables us to support iCOOC members through our advisory and project management services. We aid COO career advancement through our business management training institute and support industry wide efforts addressing diversity and inclusion initiatives through our Women in the COO Community and provide career opportunities for all underrepresented groups with the COO Academy.

About Control Risks

Control Risks is a specialist risk consultancy that helps its clients build organisations that are secure, compliant and resilient in an age of ever-changing risk and connectivity. For many of our clients, environment, social and governance (ESG) considerations are becoming more central to core business functions; they present a significant exposure to risk as well as an opportunity to build more resilient organisations. At the same time, global crises such as the Covid pandemic and the current war in the Ukraine have forced organisations to face unprecedented challenges, while raising expectations for how businesses need to respond to crisis – especially in relation to management of human capital. During this session, we will discuss the changing landscapes of ESG and crisis management, the connection between these two disciplines, and provide high-level guidance for how to capitalise in a positive manner on the opportunities that the shifting landscape presents.

Speakers for this event

  • Sydney Gliserman

    Sydney Gliserman

    Associate Director, Control Risks

    Sydney is an Associate Director at Control Risks and is based in London. Sydney focuses on crisis management, security consulting, and the intersection with environment, social and governance (ESG) risks. She works with clients to develop and implement responsible security and resilience structures that have no undue impact on their workforce, communities, or environment.

    Associate Director, Control Risks

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