The Sustainable Law Podcast

If you work in the legal sector and you have an interest in tackling the climate and biodiversity crises then this podcast is for you. How do these challenges affect law firms and what can lawyers to take positive action on climate change for their firms and their clients?

Episode 5 - An Insider’s Guide to… TCFD

by The Sustainable Law Podcast

Episode 5 An Insider’s Guide to… TCFD

TCFD offers a multi-layered framework of climate-related disclosures – governance, strategy, risk management, metrics and targets. How do you start? Why start now if it is not mandatory for your firm? What benefits might the process bring? We talked to Independent Consultant Stephen Farrant and Becky Clissmann, an Environmental Lawyer who specialises in ESG and transition to net zero at Ashurst about their experience with TCFD and why making a start now might evoke the change in mindset needed to thrive in an uncertain and evolving climate.

More about our guests:

Becky Clissmann, Counsel,  Strategic Governance & Advisory Practice, Ashurst

Becky is an environmental lawyer specialising in ESG with a particular focus on climate change and the transition to net zero.

Becky has over 18 years’ experience of climate change and ESG law and regulation from her roles in private practice and industry including as a Senior Editor in the environment team at Practical Law, Thomson Reuters. Becky obtained extensive experience of climate change policy measures working for the Carbon Trust and as Managing Director of The Chancery Lane Project.

Becky is a co-convenor of the UK Environmental Law Association’s Climate Change and Energy Working Party and a member of The Law Society’s Climate Change Working Group.

Stephen Farrant, Independent Consultant

Stephen is an independent consultant and non-executive director, advising business leaders across a number of sectors on sustainability strategy, engagement and implementation. Much of his consulting work currently focuses on climate risk, nature finance and circular economy. With extensive experience across the private sector, civil society and the public sector, he helps businesses to re-think and re-purpose for the 2020s. Previously as Director of Sustainability and Innovation at Business in The Community, he launched the Circular Economy Taskforce, the Toolkit for Purpose-Driven Brands and the Responsible Business Tracker. He started his career at BA, followed by a decade with VisitBritain. For 6 years he led the Sustainable Hospitality Alliance, on whose Board he now serves. He is also a member of SGN’s Environmental Advisory Panel.

Stephen chairs the LSA’s Working Group on climate and nature risk. He is also a qualified Executive Coach, lives in the UK and holds British and French citizenship.