General counsel have a central role to play in driving ESG initiatives within their organization, according to Lyndall Stoyles, the GC of Australian telecommunications company Telstra.

“I don’t think we can undertake our roles as general counsels properly any longer without being involved in advancing ESG initiatives,” Stoyles said at the ALM General Counsel Summit, which is usually held in Sydney but this year was held Tuesday virtually because of COVID-19. “Whether this is part of our formal accountability or not, we each have a role to play.”

Lyndall Stoyles