By Timothy Stutt and Melanie Debenham

Episode 2 – Mandatory ESG due diligence developments in the EU with Herbert Smith Freehills Head of Global Business and Human Rights practice Antony Crockett

In the second episode of our podcast series, Mel and Tim are joined by their expert third wheel guest, Antony Crockett, partner in our Hong Kong office. He leads HSF’s global Business and Human Rights practice and is a member of the firm’s ESG leadership group. Antony shares with our hosts what ESG means to him, mandatory ESG due diligence developments in the EU and Human Rights due diligence, along with some practical tips.

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About this podcast series

We explore the topical Environment, Social and Governance issues of the day in Australia.

Each episode, Partners Timothy Stutt and Melanie Debenham are joined by an expert third wheel guest to explore the issues from their unique perspectives.

Mel is an expert on business-critical environment, planning, heritage and native title regulation in Australia. Tim specialises in ESG from a corporate governance perspective, including market disclosure, risk management and shareholder engagement/activism.

We wish to acknowledge the traditional custodians of the lands Mel and Tim are recording from, the Whadjuk people of the Noongar nation in Perth and the Gadigal people of the Eora Nation in Sydney. We wish to acknowledge and respect their continuing culture and the contribution they make to the life of this country.


Timothy Stutt
Timothy Stutt
Partner, Sydney
+61 2 9225 5794
Melanie Debenham
Melanie Debenham
Partner, Perth
+61 8 9211 7560
Antony Crockett
Antony Crockett
+852 21014111