Reed Smith appoints three partners to drive global environmental sustainability plan
Global law firm Reed Smith announced the appointment of three partners to help drive progress toward the firm’s sustainability goals. Todd Maiden, Jennifer Smokelin and Elle Todd will serve as the firm’s first sustainability partners.   Todd Maiden is a member of our Environmental...
TIL - 22 February 2023
Earth Day 2022: time to invest on our planet
Today, April 22, is the International Day for Mother Earth, to demonstrate support for environmental protection. Ever since the conference of UNESCO in 1969 that took place in San Francisco, where peace activist John McConnell proposed the idea of honouring the Earth and the peace every year, and th...
Mariana González - 22 April 2022
ESG Colourwashing: a conversation with Klemen Kreča
Klemen Kreča, associate at Schönherr Attorneys at Law and Business Student at KU Leuven, is the co-author of ESG Colourwashing: Combating Modern-Day Corporate Hypocrisy, together with his former professor Timo Spitzer, internationally acclaimed Head of Legal. The essay was edited by Cambridge ...
Mariana González - 07 April 2022
"We believe that climate change is the biggest challenge for our future"
The Impact Lawyers: What objective(s) does CMS pursue through its ESG team? Döne Yalçın: Our stated objective is to fulfil our responsibilities as a company and to align our business and actions with the UN’s Global Compact. As a signatory to the Compact we are strengthening and ...
Döne Yalçın - 06 April 2022
The rising influence of ESG: a new era for social empowerment
The last 2 years have been characterized by a strong corporate response to societal distress and needs. With the Covid-19 health crisis, the Black Lives Matter social protests  and the humanitarian catastrophe we are witnessing today brought on by the conflict in Ukraine, corporate aid did not ...
Giorgia Vulcano - 30 March 2022
In the spotlight: BonelliErede's ESG practice
Over the last three years, ESG has risen to the top of board agendas. In fact, it is arguably now one of the main drivers of corporate decisions, as companies are increasingly aware that failing to address ESG aspects can be financially and reputationally detrimental to business.  We at Bonell...
Stefano Simontacchi, Francesca Secondari - 23 March 2022
Exploring the “S” in ESG (and how to improve your strategy)
The criteria ESG has become a crucial factor to bear in mind when it comes to nowadays business strategies. Not only is it a trend but a reality that shows an empirical change in the mindset of investment models. ESG stands for environment, society and government, the three keys for sustainable prac...
Mariana González - 10 March 2022
Key ESG trends
1. THE IMPORTANCE OF DATA, DISCLOSURE AND REPORTING 1.1 Global financial regulators and voluntary standard frameworks are converging around concrete measures to improve data quality and coverage. These requirements go beyond climate-related reporting and also incorporate wider environmental and soc...
Adrian Walker - 02 March 2022
New and Emerging ESG Laws and Regulations
Across the world, governments are driving change in the ESG sphere and requiring greater accountability for ESG issues. Regulators are responding to investor and consumer concerns about corporate “woke-washing” and “green-washing” by creating greater ...
Adrian Walker - 04 February 2022
ESG at Squire Patton Boggs
In Q2 2022 Squire Patton Boggs will implement its Environmental, Social and Corporate Governance (ESG) strategy which will set out clear commitments from the firm on environmental, social and corporate governance issues. It will build upon well established, firm-wide policies aro...
Tom Hancocks - 24 January 2022
Big law's way to ESG
Sustainability is not a new topic. The UN SDGs’ roots go back to the early 1990s. Yet, in the world of big law, the topic has just recently entered the game. We are just learning to walk. But we are learning to walk fast.  Legal instruments are a tool for sustainability th...
Dennis Fromm - 18 January 2022

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