Sustainability Strategy Talks with Alexander Rhodes, Head of Mishcon Purpose

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ILA is pleased to hold a series of short "Sustainability Strategy Talks" with the key decision makers who have already walked or have concrete plans to walk the pass to a strategy that fully embeds sustainability. The objective of these talks will be allow these decision makers to very concretely explain their "sustainability strategy" and most of all provide feedback on what role their boards and the governance model in general has been or is playing in getting there.

This interview will be hosted by Mr Andy Schmidt, member of the ILA Sustainability Strategy for Boards committee, who will welcome Mr Alexander Rhodes, Head of Mishcon Purpose.

Alexander Rhodes

Head of Mischcon Purpose, Alexander provides strategic Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) advice and purpose-driven insight to help clients navigate the opportunities and risks presented by a rapidly changing world.

Alexander is a trusted advisor to typically international clients, with more than 15 years legal and global consultancy experience. He acts for families in relation to their personal, business and philanthropic interests; businesses seeking transition to more sustainable and resilient ways of working. He is privileged to have worked closely with governments and global leaders in their efforts to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals.

A seasoned litigator, he has particular expertise in the resolution of complex multi-jurisdictional disputes, usually with reputational aspects, and public affairs. As a trustee and advisor, Alexander's long-term preoccupation has been balancing the imperatives of environmental conservation and human development.

He was the founding CEO of the charity Stop Ivory; head of the Secretariat to the inter-governmental Elephant Protection Initiative; and is a Chairman of Tusk Trust.

He is a Fellow of the Royal Geographic Society and a Conservation Fellow of the Zoological Society of London (ZSL). In 2018 the ZSL named him its Conservationist of the Year in recognition of his work supporting African governments in combatting the illegal ivory trade and in elephant conservation.

Alexander sits on the advisory board of the Athens Democracy Forum.


After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Practical information

Please note the sessions will be recorded.  In principle, this affects mainly the presenters, however if you unmute and talk you could also be recorded.  If you do not want to be on the recording, then please take care not to unmute yourself and refrain from the discussion.   You can still send questions via the chat channel. 


• download zoom app to your phone or pc (nb.  you can also join via browser)

• join a few minutes before start

• familiarise yourself with the location of the chat function in order to ask questions or make comments

• if joining late, please do so quietly and stay on mute

• you will be automatically on mute and with your video turned off - please stay muted other that when the presenter open the session to questions


Date and Time

From 13/11/2020 10:00
To 13/11/2020 11:00

CPD Hours

1.0 hours


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