Climate change: big firms' actions and policies
Climate change matters. Law firms have demonstrated their ability to keep up with the times, both technologically and organisationally, with the challenges brought about by the pandemic. Caring for the environment is a duty we have to acquire as citizens of the planet, and law firms support this glo...
Editor - 12 January 2022
About Odesius (2); "Thinking about sustainability means thinking about the future of the company"
1. Why can the SDGs matter to a law firm? Today all businesses, including law firms, have a role to play in helping to make the planet sustainable. It is clear that we are serious about this and it matters more and more to our clients, our employees, our suppliers, our governments.  Sustainab...
Blanca de Eugenio Fernández - 29 December 2021
About ODESIUS (1): "Achieving sustainability requires the commitment of everyone without exception"
1. Are SDG targets relevant today? Of course they are. The planet is in danger and anything that helps to preserve it and prevent deterioration is relevant. Achieving sustainability requires the commitment of everyone without exception. Professional services companies, such as law firms, advisors, ...
María Jesús González-Espejo - 22 December 2021
Herbert Smith Freehills publishes annual Responsible Business report to deliver the UN Sustainable Development Goals
We are one year into the UN "Decade of Action", the final countdown to achieving the shared vision to end poverty, rescue the planet and build a peaceful world, through delivering the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). At Herbert Smith Freehills we are pleased to play our part and have recentl...
Emma Cooke - 10 November 2021
"Hydrogen can enable cost-effective decarbonisation of economies worldwide"
As the UN Climate Change Conference convenes in Glasgow, the Hydrogen Council CEO coalition is calling on world leaders – public and private – to show concerted effort to materialise announced hydrogen plans around the globe to get the world on track with climate targets. Going hand in h...
Editor - 05 November 2021
Know Hogan Lovells' latest action on climate change
Hogan Lovells will next month host The Great Green Wall panel session at COP26: UN Climate Change Conference 2021, demonstrating its commitment to embedding sustainable business strategies through its advice to clients and responsible business practices within the firm. At the conference, the firm ...
Editor - 26 October 2021
Anja Ipp (Climate Change Counsel): "All firms should work to raise awareness of climate change"
--- The Impact Lawyers interviews Anja Ipp, co-founder of Climate Change Counsel, an innovative consultancy that raises awareness among lawyers about the importance of incorporating a climate perspective into their work   1. What is the main purpose of Climate Change Counsel? Climate Change...
Anja Ipp - 24 September 2021
DLA Piper creates a new role: Managing Director, Sustainability & Resilience. Discover who will hold this position
--- DLA Piper is committed to creating a new position: Managing Director, Sustainability & Resilience   The international law firm has appointed JP Douglas-Henry to this new and innovative position. Douglas-Henry was, for a number of years, the firm's International Group Head of Litigati...
Joe Goodman - 09 September 2021
Linklaters commits to the environment by supporting Green Pledge initiative
In a move to raise awareness of the current climate crisis, Linklaters has announced its support for the Campagin for Greener Arbitrations platform by becoming a signatory partner of the "Green Pledge" initiative.  In this way, Linklaters' Arbitration department, and the firm itself in general...
Adelie Cordier - 06 September 2021
Climate change: why include environmental clauses in contracts?
--- Environmental clauses in new contracts are becoming more and more common With climate change awareness among the vast majority of firms in the legal sector, there are countless initiatives, led by law firms, which advocate for the creation of new contracts that are environmentally sustainable....
Adelie Cordier - 14 June 2021
Interview with Stacey Collins. Learn how Pinsent Masons fights climate change
--- The Impact Lawyers interviews Stacey Collins to talk about the Net Zero Infrastructure Industry Coalition project and his fight against climate change Pinsent Masons has shown an active commitment to caring for the environment and, in particular, has shown its concern about carbon emissions. T...
Editor - 22 April 2021
Hogan Lovells, Pinsent Masons... How are firms fighting climate change?
--- The most prestigious law firms such as Hogan Lovells, Pinsent Masons, Linklaters and Herbert Smith Freehills fight against climate change In commemoration of World Earth Day, it is necessary to highlight the efforts made by law firms which, through a policy of environmental awareness, carry ou...
Editor - 22 April 2021
"Executives are increasingly concerned about climate-related financial risks and opportunities"
--- The Impact Lawyers Magazine had the pleasure to conduct an email interview with Dr. Janis Sarra She served as UBC Presidential Distinguished Professor from 2014 to 2019, an appointment by the President to recognize a faculty member that has made outstanding contributions as a scholar and acade...
Utkarsh Gambhir - 22 April 2021
Garrigues, chosen by Comunidad #PorElClima for its commitment to sustainability
The public authorities, companies and citizens that form part of this platform have included the firm and its ‘Becoming net zero’ initiative among the 101 Examples of Actions by Businesses #ForTheClimate ‘Becoming Net Zero’, Garrigues’ initiative for energy efficie...
Editor - 18 December 2020 Spain
New guide helps audit committees navigate the changing climate governance landscape
Canada Climate Law Initiative (CCLI) has released Audit Committees and Effective Climate Governance, A Guide for Boards of Directors, a practical guide for corporate boards to respond to growing investor requests for effective management and disclosure of climate-related financial risks and opportun...
Editor - 03 December 2020
Canada’s net-zero roadmap is an important alignment with the investment community’s thoughts
Canada Climate Law Initiative (CCLI) applauds the federal government for introducing Bill C-12 which if enacted, will set a strong pathway for Canada to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions by legally binding the government to achieve net-zero emissions by 2050. “The proposed Canadian Net-Zero...
Editor - 30 November 2020 Canada
"Climate Change Ethics for an Endangered World", the new book written by Thom Brooks
Thom Brooks, Dean of Durham Law School and world-renowned writer, as well as a counselor of The Impact Lawyers, has published a new book in late October entitled "Climate Change Ethics for an Endangered World" (Routledge, 2020). The synopsis of this work is as follows: “Climate change confro...
Utkarsh Gambhir - 25 November 2020
Lawyers, let's talk about climate change
The scientific community has been warning us for years about the irreversibility of the sustainability of the planet due to the consequences of climate change. There is a consensus of alertness among scientists, but is there this concern among lawyers?  The International Bar Association (IBA),...
Utkarsh Gambhir - 11 November 2020
The Law behind wind energy in Spain (i), an overview
This is the first of a series of three articles covering different legal aspects of wind energy in Spain. The present piece will provide a general overview of the wind energy market in Spain and its potential development, as well as an introduction to its regulatory framework and the contractual agr...
José Izquierdo - 02 July 2020 Spain
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