The Bartlett School of Sustainable Construction


ESG: Legal Considerations for a Sustainable Built Environment

27 February 2024, 6:00 pm–9:00 pm


Join us for an event where we delve into the evolving landscape of Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) in the Built Environment.

This event is free.

Event Information

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Armando Castro

Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) is a prominent theme throughout society and is increasingly critical in the construction industry. Despite its popularity, a considerable degree of concern persists regarding forthcoming regulations, market expectations and litigation risks. Nonetheless, we can anticipate that legal developments will play a pivotal role in cultivating a more sustainable built environment. By focusing multidisciplinary academic and legal expertise on ESG, the event aims to foster a deeper understanding of the current debates concerning ESG regulation and disputes in the Built Environment. Relevant issues that will be covered include greenwashing, human rights governance for companies, professional negligence and nuisance, diversity initiatives and ongoing major ESG cases.

We believe that legal developments can play a pivotal role in cultivating a more sustainable construction industry. This upcoming event will bring together multidisciplinary academic and legal expertise, fostering a deeper understanding of the current debates surrounding ESG regulation and some of the most high profile current disputes. Industry experts and academics will discuss topics including:

  • Greenwashing, climate contracts and their implications 
  • Upcoming ESG regulations
  • Human rights governance for companies 
  • Diversity initiatives and their impact 
  • Professional negligence in the context of ESG

The Centre for Sustainable Governance and Law is part of the Bartlett School of Sustainable Construction. The Centre would like to thank the support of Puma Property Finance.


Dr Armando Castro – Director of the Centre for Sustainable Governance and Law in the Built Environment and Associate professor at the Bartlett School of Sustainable Construction.

Don't miss out on this opportunity to stay ahead in the ever-evolving landscape of ESG. Limited spaces available, please register your interest.

About the Speakers

Jeremy Glover

Partner of Fenwick Elliott and member of the FIDIC Net Zero Task Force and the Built Environment advisory panel of The Chancery Lane Project at Climate Clauses in Construction Projects Contracts

Sara Ibrahim

Barrister at Gatehouse Chambers and founder member of the Bar Standards Board Race Equality Task Force at Professional Negligence and Diversity

Thomas Goodhead

Chief Executive Officer and Global Managing Partner of Pogust Goodhead at Environmental and Social Failures – The Mariana Dam Disaster

Suzanne Spears

Founder and Principal of Paxus LLP and Associate Professor of Law at the University of Notre Dame Law School at Climate and Human Rights