The Law Society of Ireland has opened registrations for its 2024 Massive Open Online Course (MOOC), and the theme this year is Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG).

The course starts on 11 June and content will be delivered over five weeks in the form of short video presentations, supported by suggested readings, quizzes and live online Q&A sessions. The MOOC will provide a comprehensive guide to the evolving legal landscape of ESG and will be of interest to anyone who wants to learn more about the key issues and developments in the area.


Topics and speakers include:

Ossian Smyth, Green Party TD and Minister of State with responsibility for Public Procurement, eGovernment and Circular Economy: Welcome address

Brian MacSharry, Head of Group, Nature and Biodiversity, European Environment Agency: Biodiversity & Ecosystems

Nessa Joyce, Partner, William Fry: The current legal landscape of ESG

Cliona Kimber SC: Climate litigation

Jonathan Moore, Partner, Fieldfisher: An overview of common sustainability principles and framework

Eamon O’Connor, Senior Tax Manager, PwC: ESG and employees

Julie Hutton, Head of Operations, Irish Centre for Diversity: Equality, diversity & inclusion

Deirdre Moran, Professional Accountancy Leader, Chartered Accountants Ireland: The Sustainable Reporting Landscape

Alessio Predieri, Director, Ernst & Young: ESG strategy and policies

Jay Sattin, Partner, Mason Hayes & Curran: The circular economy

Sarah Thompson, Partner, Arthur Cox: Case study: ESG in legal practice


The course is free, open to all, and delivered entirely online.

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