CMS Scotland is delighted to be working in partnership with The Scotsman to deliver a virtual event on leadership for a sustainable future. Sustainability has increasingly been on the agenda of business, investors, funders, the public sector and third sector. The pandemic has accelerated change and sharpened focus in this area. These challenging times are presenting organisations with an opportunity to hit the reset button and make changes to build back a better, more resilient world.
Organisations are now more than ever realising the importance that leadership for a sustainable future has on their success and in meeting the requirements of their wide range of stakeholders. Even though sustainability is at the forefront of the business agenda, the journey does not follow a clearly set out path and requires a dedicated and managed approach. There are lots of opportunities and challenges that lie ahead.
CMS is committed to its responsibilities to the environment and a sustainable future. We led the legal sector by setting Science Based Targets for carbon reduction, aligning ourselves with the UN Goals for Sustainable Development and the UN Global Compact, as well as committing to an ambitious goal of becoming net zero by 2025. For example, all of our offices in Scotland already use 100% renewable electricity. We are doing a huge amount internally and with our clients and communities. And we are striving to do much more.
We very much look forward to being part of this virtual debate and hearing the views and experiences from our keynote speaker Zoë Arden, Fellow, Cambridge Institute of Sustainability Leadership, Allan Wernham, Managing Director, CMS Scotland and James Withers, Chief Executive, Scotland Food and Drink about the journey ahead and the vital role of leadership in achieving a more sustainable future.