Environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors play an important part in determining a company’s long-term financial performance. How companies approach social responsibility and sustainability issues is not just of reputational importance but is becoming increasingly material against the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) as society looks to “build back better” in an uncertain post-COVID-19 world.
We have a dedicated global cross-practice ESG group, connected to both policymakers and significant institutional investors, which is committed to providing solutions to our clients, both in addressing risks and opportunities within the ESG framework, as well as ESG-related litigation and international dispute resolution.
Our Taking the Lead podcast series interviews business leaders on how they steer their businesses, people and communities towards better outcomes and build a resilient and sustainable future.
Our ESG Approach
We help clients navigate ESG risks and provide solutions to ESG-related needs through an approach that is thematic, systematic and pragmatic.
- Thematic – We help clients identify and prioritise ESG-related risks along common “themes” arising from different classes of stakeholders. This risk-based approach ensures our approach is fully scalable and provides value for legal spend.
- Systematic – We offer due diligence on ESG-related risks and recommend mitigation strategies that complement and build on existing ESG-related frameworks and objectives.
- Pragmatic – We offer practical solutions and systems that our clients can readily implement and monitor across their organisations. Members of our team have experience working at senior levels of government, national regulatory authorities and as senior private sector executives.