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Environmental, social & governance (ESG)

There is growing scrutiny on the ethics of consumption and investment. Environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors are increasingly shaping strategy as consumers buy from, and work for, businesses that reflect their own values. Investors are more discerning, refusing to invest in those who can't demonstrate ethical behaviour. And stakeholders are demanding activity that reflects corporate social responsibility on a wide variety of issues from sustainability to social inequality.

But many businesses are unsure where to start in order to address these issues. A lack of quality data and standardisation can have a detrimental effect on progress, and the good intentions of the C-suite can be paralysed by a fear of getting it wrong and suffering reputational damage. Dire climate predictions have prompted new legal requirements for leaders to meet, while they face greater scrutiny on whether they're actually making a difference or simply "greenwashing".

How we can help

We'll provide support tailored to your ESG journey. We can run knowledge workshops and roundtables with executives, staff and other stakeholders and provide bespoke legal advice on key topics like:

  • corporate governance
  • sustainable finance and investment
  • product liability and product safety
  • advertising and marketing
  • health and safety
  • regulatory and disclosure obligations
  • brand management
  • real estate and planning.

We can help you measure and communicate your compliance and risk levels, address shareholder concerns, and comply with regulation. And we can do this with your operations around the world.

We're committed to helping you increase transparency and build trust with your stakeholders. If you'd like to know more about how we help organisations have a positive impact, please get in touch with one of the team.

What does ESG mean for law firms
Environmental, social & governance (ESG)

ESG: working together to deliver a safer climate

10 November 2021
Quick read

by Shane Gleghorn

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Freeway Span
Environmental, planning & regulatory

Why planning is essential to sparking the EV revolution

8 November 2021
In-depth analysis

by Alistair Watson and Edward Willis

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Real estate & construction

Retrofit for the future - making historic homes greener

8 November 2021
Briefing

by Clare Harman Clark and Joanna Bassett

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Building a sustainable future
Real estate & construction

COP26 – investing in the future

8 November 2021
Briefing

by multiple authors

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Our team

Please feel free to contact any of the people listed here for more information about our capabilities and their expertise in ESG in your jurisdiction. You can also search for a particular individual or see the whole team by using our people finder.

Online tools and services

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Global data protection guide

The Guide spans more than 60 countries and takes the form of an interactive online map, which clients can use to compare national data protection laws in multiple jurisdictions. 

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TW: Cyber Response

Our data breach mobile app helps organisations prepare for and respond to data breaches. Organisations will face potential multi-million pound fines for data breaches after 25 May 2018.  TW:Cyber Response provides practical assistance to help clients prepare for and manage breaches as effectively as possible, to minimise their exposure to regulatory action, litigation risk, and reputational damage. The app is available to download from the App Store and Google Play Store.

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