FDF Event

Webinar: Risk Management and Covid-19 presented by Global Counsel


FDF Member £25.00

Non Member £25.00

All prices exclude VAT.


The global Covid-19 pandemic has demonstrated how unexpected situations can be devastating to business. FDF has been looking in depth at business risk since the CO2 shortage of 2018 affected the sector. Using the some of the learnings from that work we are running an exclusive 60 minute webinar with Global Counsel to help you plan your risk strategy for a range of business critical eventualities.

We are pleased to welcome from Global Counsel - Stephen Adams, Senior Director and Elizabeth Beall, Practice Lead, who will each present a session.

Session One - Preparing for Risks Under the Radar - Stephen Adams, Senior Director, Global Counsel

Session Two -  Deep dive into specific examples within food and drink supply chains and how to rethink risk in light of Covid19 - Elizabeth Beall, Practice Lead, Global Counsel


Stephen Adams, Senior Director, Global Counsel

Stephen is a Senior Director of Global Counsel. Stephen has more than 15 years of experience in European and British public policy and regulation, chiefly in the field of international economic policy, trade policy, cross-border financial services policy and European integration.

He has advised senior politicians and policymakers in roles in the European Parliament, European Commission and Whitehall on a range of business policy and trade issues, generally with a focus on cross-border issues. He has also been an Executive Director of Goldman Sachs International, based in London.

At Global Counsel, Stephen leads teams advising Global Counsel clients navigating EU and UK policymaking and politics, anticipating and adapting to political and policy change. He has advised clients across a wide range on policy areas and strategic challenges, generally with a cross-border dimension, from banks adapting to a diverging landscape of financial services regulation to global manufacturers anticipating the challenges of a UK exit from the EU single market.

Elizabeth Beall, Practice Lead, Global Counsel

Elizabeth leads Global Counsel's work on climate and sustainability. She has more than a decade of experience advising corporates, investors, governments and NGOs on areas including supply chain risk in agriculture, forestry and food supply chains, climate finance, ESG screening and reporting, waste and resource management. She has served as an advisor to the United Nations Committee on World Food Security and to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations.

Prior to joining the UN system, Elizabeth held a range of roles working in private consulting, development finance, and environmental advocacy throughout Latin America, Africa, and Asia focused on climate change and sustainability in global supply chains. At Global Counsel, Elizabeth leads teams advising corporates, investors, foundations, and small businesses on navigating climate and sustainability policy, assisting clients with understanding both the risks and opportunities.

Organiser: Craig Hannington, 02074207126, craig.hannington@fdf.org.uk