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.