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Mollie
Brennan

Senior Associate
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Mollie

Mollie is a Senior Associate at Global Counsel, supporting the firm’s climate and sustainability clients. Mollie has several years of experience advising corporates and investors on areas including sustainable food systems, waste and resource management, forestry and supply chains, sustainable finance, and ESG. Mollie assists clients navigating environmental policy, and supports them with understanding both the associated risks and opportunities.

Mollie has practitioner membership to the Institute for Environmental Management and hosts monthly networking sessions for sustainability professionals on key topics.  

Latest Insights by Mollie Brennan

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The race for climate finance leadership

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Last week, the City of London Corporation and the UK Green Finance Institute hosted a ‘Green Horizon Summit’. At the event, a package of proposals was unveiled by the UK government aiming to cement the UK as a global centre for green finance and signal something of the UK government’s post-Brexit vision for the City of London. Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak’s…

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EU farm policy reform: what’s on the table?

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Last week’s extensive negotiations in the European Parliament have set the tone for how far the EU is willing to integrate its stated sustainability objectives with agricultural policy. The two areas of policy have often been at loggerheads, but the Green Deal and the Farm to Fork strategy released earlier this year had created some expectation that things may be shifting…

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Success at COP26: four issues to watch from GC's experts

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We hear from four of our climate and energy experts on key issues that will impact the success or failure of COP26: China's climate action policies; a shift from mitigation to resilience and adaptation in sustainability efforts; the Paris Agreement's controversial global carbon market; and how different US climate policy may look depending on the eleciton results.

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Rolling back or building back better?

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As governments globally introduce emergency support to combat the impacts of covid-19, there have been calls to ensure this is aligned with environmental, social, and governance (ESG) objectives. However, covid-19 has also prompted many governments to lift or suspend regulations to reduce burdens on corporates. Where does the balance lie? Global Counsel is tracking ESG…

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