The EQ Conference 2023
Before enjoying what the Science Museum’s Wonderlab had to offer, we covered a range of topics with the common theme of Digital. Our EQ Advisory business delivered an insightful session on Managing Risk and ESG in an economic downturn, communicating effectively to attract and retain investors. Our EQ colleagues Adam Green, EQ’s Chief Risk Officer and Mark Robinson, Head of Strategic Accounts, RD:IR, joined the panel together with external experts Jenni Fulton (Emperor), Jennifer Walmsley (Dentons Global Advisors) and Roger Lewis (Downing LLP) to share their perspectives on effective investor relations. All expertly chaired by our Prism CoSec Client Director Madeleine Cordes.
I had the pleasure of hosting the closing keynote, a fireside chat with Priya Lakhani OBE on the topic of Demystifying AI: Trends, challenges, and opportunities. Priya inspired, informed and educated us all on AI. If you haven’t heard Priya speak, do search for her. This is a hot topic that I am sure is being discussed in many boardrooms around the UK (to note, this monthly update has yet to be written by AI!).
My key takeaway is that there are enormous positive impacts….from education to healthcare…and having the right culture in place to embrace the change and opportunities will help organisations to thrive going forwards.
Are boards equipped to deliver the ‘S’ in ESG?
We are delighted to welcome Fiona Hathorn, CEO of WB Directors, who shares her views on “Are boards equipped to deliver the ‘S’ in ESG?”. A thought-provoking article that uses recent research to inform the debate and delivers actions we can all be part of to help deliver Board composition and the executive pipeline of talent. This article challenges the current status quo, giving the potential for individuals and organisations to excel.
A Conversation with Will Furzer, Head of Business Development
Will and I met, at our new London office at Moor Place, to talk about what he’s experienced over the last 2 years and what the future holds, the opportunities, and challenges. Having an outward perspective and focus is certainly one I greatly appreciate and benefit from, so thank you for your time and insights as always Will.