Responsible Business Report 2023

Environmental Sustainability & Biodiversity


Affiliations & certifications

We are members of the Law Firm Sustainability Network (LSFN) , a non-profit organisation of US law firms and legal departments committed to promoting the benefits of environmental sustainability and corporate social responsibility within their firms and throughout the US legal sector.

We are a founding member, and currently the only law firm member, of the Coalition for Climate Resilient Investment (CCRI) . The CCRI is the first of its kind. Launched at the UN Climate Action Summit in 2019 as a private sector-led initiative, the CCRI have supported investors and policy makers to better understand and manage physical climate risks.

We are a member of the Insurance Development Forum . The IDF is a public/private partnership led by the insurance industry and supported by international organisations. The IDF was announced at the United Nations Conference of the Parties (COP21) Paris Climate summit in 2015 and was officially launched by leaders of the United Nations, the World Bank, and the insurance industry in 2016. The IDF aims to optimise and extend the use of insurance and its related risk management capabilities to build greater resilience and protection for people, communities, businesses, and public institutions that are vulnerable to disasters and their associated economic shocks.

We are an executive member of the Legal Sustainability Alliance (LSA) , an inclusive movement of UK law firms and associated networks, working together to take action to improve the environmental sustainability of their organisation.

We are members of the Australian Legal Sector Alliance (AusLSA) , an industry-led association in Australia working collaboratively to promote best practice sustainability commitments and performance across the legal sector.

We are a founding member of the Legal Charter 1.5 , a high ambition initiative – developed collaboratively – by a group of large private practice law firms, to shift thinking, and drive transformational change to mitigate the climate crisis.

We are signatories to the British Property Federation (BPF) Net Zero Pledge , an initiative designed to assist all BPF members decarbonise by 2050 at the very latest and to accelerate the transition to a Net Zero built environment.

We are a founding member of the Net Zero Lawyers Alliance (NZLA), an industry-led group of leading law firms, to accelerate the transition to Net Zero emissions by 2050 for all clients, suppliers, and other legal professionals.

We are signatories to the UK Legal Renewables Initiative , a commitment for members to switching their UK offices and premises to certified 100% renewable electricity by 2025; a target we achieved in 2022.

We are signatories to the Business Ambition for 1.5 campaign, a global coalition of UN agencies, business, and industry leaders, in partnership with the Race to Zero.

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