In an in-depth interview with The Lawyer's Daily, global chair Farmida Bi talks about the importance of equity, diversity and inclusion in law firms and her focus on Islamic finance as a "force for good."
Farmida highlighted the firm's work focused on gender and racial equality as well as accessibility for people of all abilities. At "the heart" of that work is "fairness," and it's driven by clients who want diverse perspectives reflected in the advice that they get from the firm, which "is more comprehensive and addresses their needs. So, there's a client-driven need. There's a cultural need, but fundamentally, this is about treating everybody fairly, giving everybody a level playing field."
Farmida also discussed her work in debt capital markets and Islamic finance – a "system of religious-based finance, which says that finance is to be about social good." She described the growth in social or green bonds being issued and how many more investors are looking to ESG projects for potential investment. Learn more about Farmida’s work by reading the article.