We are excited to announce that Baker & McKenzie’s Consumer Goods & Retail (CG&R) Industry Group, along with the support of the UN Global Impact, is hosting its annual flagship event at the UN Headquarters in New York on Thursday, February 21, 2019.

Sustainability in the CG&R Industry will the main focus of the event, and Baker & McKenzie is delighted to welcome UN Global Compact CEO & Executive Director Lise Kingo and Fordham Law School Adjunct Professor and Co-Director of Sustainability Initiative Jeffrey Smith as the keynote speakers.

Two panel discussions will address Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) considerations in the C-Suite and with the Board of Directors and the evolving role of the General Counsel as Sustainability and ESG issues become a corporate focus (including discussions around the Sustainable Development Goals, their prioritization and implementation).


For further information, please contact Jonathan Cocker:

[email protected]



Jonathan D. Cocker heads Baker McKenzie’s Environmental Practice Group in Canada and is an active member of the firm's Global Consumer Goods & Retail and Energy, Mining and Infrastructure groups. Mr. Cocker provides advice and representation to multinational companies on a variety of environmental and product compliance matters, including extended producer responsibilities, dangerous goods transportation, GHS, regulated wastes, consumer product and food safety, and contaminated lands matters. He assisted in the founding of one of North America’s first Circular Economy Producer Responsibility Organizations and provides advice and representation to a number of domestic and international industry groups in respect of resource recovery obligations. Mr. Cocker was recently appointed the first Sustainability Officer of the International Bar Association Mr. Cocker is a frequent speaker and writer on environmental issues and has authored numerous publications including recent publications in the Environment and Climate Change Law Review, Detritus – the Official Journal of the International Waste Working Group, Chemical Watch, Circular Economy: Global Perspectives published by Springer, and in the upcoming Yale University Journal of Industrial Ecology’s special issue on Material Efficiency for Climate Change Mitigation. Mr. Cocker maintains a blog focused upon international resource recovery issues at environmentlawinsights.com.