Businesses and governments throughout the world are facing enormous public and regulatory pressure to address a vast array of issues relating to Environment, Social & Governance (ESG).
ESG is transforming society from a global to a local level and every institution needs the right guidance to manage risk, grasp opportunities and navigate change.
As one of the world’s largest corporate law firms, Norton Rose Fulbright has a helicopter view of how ESG is changing commercial enterprise across every continent. How the most successful businesses are adapting and how governments are introducing new legislation that will affect almost every institution and business.
The need for informed, professional and commercial legal guidance in this area has never been greater and affects every area of business from corporate M&A and due diligence to contracting, employment and litigation.
Whether it is mitigating litigation risk, investigating supply chains, sustainable urban development, or climate change and carbon markets, our lawyers can be your partner navigating complex change.
Our commitment to sustainability
Norton Rose Fulbright is committed to operating sustainably and taking direct action to support United Nations Sustainable Development Goal 13: Action on Climate Change. Climate action sits alongside our other strategic priorities that advance sustainable development, including diversity and inclusion and social impact. It is managed by a global Environmental Sustainability Committee reporting directly to our Global Executive Committee and Chief Executive Officer.
In 2022 we are measuring our carbon footprint across our global operations, and based upon those findings, we will undertake a strategic review to develop a plan of action on climate change.
We recognise that, as global firm operating from multiple jurisdictions, the way in which we operate has an impact on the environment and our people, and are committed to integrating sustainability best practice into our decision-making and business activities worldwide. We also recognise that our environmental performance is important to our people, our clients, our suppliers and other stakeholders.
Our key impacts arise from waste generation, energy use including travel, and resource consumption. We are seeking to minimise these impacts through continual improvement in our environmental performance in all jurisdictions where we operate.