Corporate sustainability is transforming from a differentiating factor into a precondition of business.
The norms of corporate sustainability have long been based on international standards that pioneering companies choose to comply with. With the climate crisis and pressing social issues, voluntary standards have turned into stakeholder expectations and will become law in the near to medium term. Business performance is assessed against multiple criteria, not merely financial ones. The advent of ESG law means that sustainable companies can reduce their financing costs by cutting emissions, fetch a premium in a corporate acquisition based on their good work in safeguarding human rights or reward their people for change by tying incentive pay to climate targets.
When sustainability becomes a condition of business, legal services must rise to the challenge. The green transition calls for new forms of agreements, new financing structures and new kinds of legal expertise.
We will help you meet your sustainability objectives. Our experts can assist you in various projects:
- Environment, Infrastructure & Natural Resources
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- Private Equity & Venture Capital
- Mergers & Acquisitions
- Corporate Governance
- Compliance & Investigations
- Competition & Procurement
- Dispute Resolution
- Data & Technology
- Commercial Contracts