Businesses increasingly recognize that a strong environmental, social and governance proposition is central to how they operate – and to their legal, corporate and financial risk management.
Consumers, investors and other stakeholders increasingly expect businesses’ operating models to address climate change, sustainability, diversity and inclusion, and a range of other issues of societal consequence. Businesses are embracing the tenets of ESG and establishing corporate governance arrangements that benefit not only the planet and society, but also their long-term bottom lines, while improving their position with regard to intensifying compliance and stakeholder obligations.
Recent notable examples of our work include advising:
- Reed Smith advises the IFRC on groundbreaking financial mechanism to transform disaster response
- A publicly traded mining company on its pioneering roadmap to net zero
- NatWest Markets on financing €2.3 billion ESG-linked credit facility
- Gavi on a groundbreaking malaria vaccine financing agreement
- A global conglomerate on Modern Slavery corporate obligations across all of its operating jurisdictions