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Heidi Roberts (Partner, Responsible Business and ESG Practice at Corrs Chambers Westgarth)

Heidi Roberts

Partner, Responsible Business and ESG Practice at Corrs Chambers Westgarth

Heidi is a Partner in Corrs’ Responsible Business and ESG practice with a focus on human capital related matters and addressing human rights impacts of business operations. With over two decades of experience at Corrs, Heidi assists clients locally and internationally across the construction, infrastructure, mining, manufacturing and financial services industries to implement due diligence and governance frameworks to identify, assess and appropriately address risks of adverse human rights impacts, including risks of modern slavery.

She works closely with clients to develop governance frameworks and action plans to address cultural and systemic drivers of risks of sexual harassment, discrimination, and other negative workplace behaviours. Heidi also supports clients to implement grievance processes using a human rights framework, conduct complex workplace investigations in victim centric and culturally sensitive ways and respond to human rights-based complaints in relevant tribunals. Heidi has experience leading strategic programs to address gender equality, cultural diversity, LGBTQI+ Inclusion, First Nations Inclusion and All-abilities Inclusion.

Heidi is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (GAICD).

Sarah Clarke (Partner, Employment and Labour at Corrs Chambers Westgarth)

Sarah Clarke

Partner, Employment and Labour at Corrs Chambers Westgarth

Sarah is an experienced partner in Corrs’ employment and labour team. She advises both public and private sector clients on the full spectrum of employment and labour related matters. She is an expert adviser on difficult issues related to people, including complex terminations of employment, workplace investigations related to all forms of misconduct and workplace disputes – whether on an individual or collective basis.

In recent times, Sarah has been involved (either as investigator or adviser) in a number of challenging workplace investigations for both public and private sector clients. She also regularly presents to clients on conducting effective workplace investigations. Sarah has particular expertise in discrimination law, and has been a key adviser to the Victorian Government on this area for many years. Sarah is also a trusted adviser to ‘disruptive’ brands that have entered the Australian market, and has worked closely with them to navigate the complex regulatory environment whilst assisting them to achieve their business objectives.

During her time at Corrs, Sarah has been seconded to the international arbitration team at Uría Menéndez in Madrid, Spain, following which she has become a key member of the firm’s European Business Group. She has also spent time in-house with Australia Post, where she advised senior stakeholders on a range of workplace change issues, industrial disputes and general employment matters.

Sarah is the Australian representative for Ius Laboris, the Chambers Elite Global Employment Law Alliance.

Kirsty Simmonds (ESG Practice Principal and Practice Co-Founder at The Growth Activists)

Kirsty Simmonds

ESG Practice Principal and Practice Co-Founder at The Growth Activists

Kirsty is a business leader with over 25 years experience working with leading organisations, including 20 years in ASX listed financial services business AMP. Kirsty leads The Growth Activists’ Responsible Business practice and is an accredited B Consultant. She was one of the first professionals selected by B Lab to become an adviser in the region. Kirsty’s other practice areas include business strategy, brand strategy, reputation management and CX .

Måns Carlsson OAM (Head of ESG at Ausbil Investment Management)

Måns Carlsson OAM

Head of ESG at Ausbil Investment Management

Måns is Head of ESG (Environmental, Social and Governance) Research at Ausbil Investment Management Limited since September 2015. Prior to that, he was Senior ESG Research Analyst at AMP Capital for almost five years, following positions at Carnegie Investment Bank, Macquarie Bank and Accenture. With more than a decade of experience in the investment industry, including ten years in various responsible investment / ESG roles, Måns is well known for producing and presenting consistent, high-quality ESG research covering the Australian market and he has also published numerous, highly regarded insight papers on a wide range of ESG issues, including human rights and modern slavery. Måns is a member of the Retailer Supplier Roundtable Sustainability Council’s Forced Labour Advisory Council and the PRI Australia Network Advisory Committee. He holds an MBA International with Distinction from Griffith University and a Master of Financial Management from Gothenburg School of Business