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ESG, Sustainability and Responsible Business

Building a resilient future

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Successfully managing the risks and opportunities stemming from environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues may hold the key to unlocking business value and protecting future resilience.

We can help you navigate this complex landscape through our holistic approach to ESG considerations, combining in-depth knowledge of global political trends and the myriad of international and national laws, with wide-ranging sector expertise. 

Our expertise spans a variety of areas, including business and human rights, climate change-related litigation, green and sustainable finance, impact investment, reporting and disclosures, corporate governance, the development of ESG-related legislation, due diligence and the M&A process and ESG issues relating to funds and asset management.

Our experience is broad, from advising clients looking to issue bonds to fund the development of renewable energy projects or raising debt that satisfies issuers’ environmental policies and investors’ ESG mandates, to helping our clients get in front of new risks and to ensure that their compliance and diligence places them ahead of the pack in securing finance for new projects, managing operational and/or litigation risks, retaining high calibre employees and attracting like-minded investors.

 

 

Catalyst // ESG: Building a resilient future

The Covid-19 global pandemic is a humanitarian crisis first and foremost. Corporate purpose and environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues dominated headlines in the months leading up to the Covid-19 outbreak. The intense public scrutiny of corporate conduct, governance and investment behaviours during the pandemic has served to accelerate the conversation around ESG issues. To help make sense of this new paradigm, we have set out some of the ways in which Covid-19 is impacting the key ESG considerations confronting businesses, asset managers, asset owners and lenders.

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