About the CIPR ESG panel

ESG is now, according to the CBI, “at the top of boardroom agendas everywhere”. Organisations are expected and required to communicate and report on their environmental, social and governance activities. The impact for the communication professional working in this environment today is significant. The journey to becoming a more sustainable organisation cannot be managed by one department but the role of PR will play an increasingly important role. 

The CIPR’s Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) Panel will bring together PR and ESG specialists to articulate and reinforce the role of communications in shaping, delivering and expediting organisational sustainability, while combating greenwashing. 

The panel aims to identify and promote the roles and responsibilities of the PR professional, support the profession with continuing professional development and understanding of ESG and, build key networks between stakeholder groups and markets. 

ESG Guides
The CIPR's ESG Panel has published a three-part series of best practice guides designed to improve PR practitioners' understanding of ESG matters.

Download here

ESG Panel Events
The panel has hosted a series of events designed to support PR professionals in understanding their roles and responsibilities on the topic of ESG issues.

You can view the recorded sessions of the panel's events below.

What is ESG?

Dr Deborah Binks-Moore MCIPR, C-suite Corporate Relations Director, Non - Executive Director, Board adviser and trustee 
Graham Lloyd, Director of Strategy, Performance & Sustainability at Nationwide Building Society 
James Rowlands MCIPR, Senior Policy and Public Affairs Manager at Nationwide Building Society 
Watch the recording

What’s next for ESG? 
Quentin Langley, Career and Communications Coach and Senior Consultant, C4CS 
Gihan Hyde, CEO & Founder of CommUnique 
Matt Peacock, Senior Partner, Blurred 
Suzy Giles, Associate Partner ESG Communications, ERM 
Watch the recording  

ESG – What’s the role of the Communicator? 
Thursday 11 May 1-2pm BST 
Chris Tucker (Moderator)
Hilary Berg, Head of Strategy, M&C Saatchi LIFE
Chaya Mistry, Director & Founder, Humanly
Quentin Langley, Career and Communications Coach and Senior Consultant, C4CS
Sneha Patel, Vice President of Public Affairs and Marketing, Blackstone
Shayoni Lynn, CEO & Founder, Lynn 
Watch the recording

What is greenwashing and how can you avoid it? 
Thursday 8 June 1-2pm BST 
Chris Tucker (Moderator)
Miles Lockwood - Director of Complaints and Investigations at the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA)
Matt Bourn - Director of Communications for the Advertising Association (AA) Advertising Association & Ad Net Zero
Duncan Sparke - Divisional Director at Man Bites Dog
Watch the recording  

Panel Membership

  • Suzy Giles – Chair 
  • Hilary Berg
  • Deborah Binks-Moore
  • Gihan Hyde
  • Quentin Langley
  • Shayoni Lynn
  • Claire Mason - Co-Chair
  • Sneha Patel
  • Anjali Patil
  • Matt Peacock
  • James Rowlands
  • Sam Sharpe
  • Max Soudain
  • Duncan Sparke - Co-Chair
  • Laura Sutherland
  • Chris Tucker

get in touch

If you have any queries about the ESG Panel, please contact the panel Chair, Suzy Giles.