Mark Maurice-Jones, General Counsel and Compliance Officer, UK and Ireland at Nestlé – the Swiss multinational food and drink processing conglomerate – is passionate about addressing the existential threat posed by climate change. He recently joined Lawyers for Net Zero which invites in-house counsel to take a lead in ensuring their organizations deliver on their climate change commitments.

The initiative already has an impressive roster of 50 in-house counsel from major organizations already on board and they recently launched, after a well-received pilot phase with 20 in-house lawyers from businesses from a variety of sectors, such as E.ON, GSK, Colt, Deutsche Bank, Certas Energy and Arup, which aimed to develop key principles for counsels’ to follow in ensuring their organizations meet the climate challenge.