Global awareness of sustainability issues has grown rapidly given the impact it has had and continues to have on climate change and economies, and as a result, sustainability has been thrust into the spotlight as an integral part of corporate strategic decision making.

No longer can decision makers focus primarily on strong financial outcomes – today’s investors, customers, employees and other stakeholders want their investments to create long-term value through socially desirable activities with socially desirable outcomes which are evaluated in an objective and transparent way.

Sustainability guidelines and sustainable finance

Participants in the financial sector have already started taking steps to support low-carbon economies by providing, amongst other things, sustainability guidelines and sustainable finance.

Areas such as climate change & resource efficiency, human rights & community engagement, antibribery & corruption, transparency & disclosure and product governance & risk management are being considered more carefully than ever before.

Our multidisciplinary team of highly experienced lawyers is able to support clients across all sectors in achieving their sustainability goals and in sustainability-related matters, to ensure comprehensive sustainability management, the implementation of net zero strategies, the identification of risks and obligations such as reporting disclosures and due diligence requirements so as to avoid litigation, dispute and reputational risks arising.

We adopt a holistic approach and have a strong understanding of the opportunities and possible threats arising out of the focus on sustainability.

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Our focus areas include:

  • Sustainable finance and investing
  • Integration
  • Sustainable insurance
  • Business & human rights
  • Climate change and sustainability
  • Corporate governance
  • Emissions and Carbon Trading
  • Carbon Capture & Storage (CCS)
  • Emerging markets
  • Employment and labour
  • Environmental law
  • Information governance, data privacy & cybersecurity
  • Litigation and disputes
  • Risk advisory
  • Supply chain management
  • Greenwashing
  • Due diligence
  • Transitional transactions and projects

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