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DEI - The Operational Imperative


Over the last few years, industries have been under increasing pressure from customers, investors, and governments to improve their diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) programs and effect cultural change.  GCs/CLOs and their legal teams have an important role to play in driving this critical change, with strong DEI programs being shown to correlate with increased revenues, improved risk management, and better growth prospects.

ACC Australia is hosting two virtual roundtables where fellow in-house counsel will highlight the important role the GC/CLO and their legal team have in delivering DEI programs:

  • Virtual roundtable: DEI in the In-House Legal profession - August 31, 2022 | 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM AEST

    Join our panellists Christalyne Look (Legal, Risk & Compliance and Health Safety – Thermo Fisher Scientific) and Sneha Balakrishnan (Head of Legal - Shippit) in a roundtable facilitated by Carmel Mulhern, the Group General Counsel and Group Executive, Legal & Group Secretariat, CBA to check where your department is at against the ACC Foundation DEI Maturity Model, identify DEI challenges in particular to your industry and hear about inclusive practices you can adopt to support your organisation to achieve its goals and increase innovation and growth through equity and inclusion.

  • Virtual roundtable: The power of inclusive language - September 21, 2022 | 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM AEST

    Building an inclusive culture for LGBTQIA+ employees is an essential element of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in the workplace. In this roundtable, we discuss how in-house counsel and legal departments can be allies and advocates for LGBTQIA+ issues inside and outside the workplace. Hear from experts Pride in Law and your fellow in-house counsel on how you can help deliver truly LGBTQIA+ inclusive work environments, including through the use of inclusive language.

Register now to explore DEI and the tools available to help navigate this operational imperative for your business help you drive this critical change with your in-house legal team!