Responsible Business Report 2023

Pro Bono & Social Impact


Affiliations & awards

We are a signatory to the United Nations Global Compact (UNGC) , demonstrating our support for its 10 principles in the areas of human rights, labour, the environment, anti-bribery & corruption, and we are committed to integrating these principles into our day-to-day operations.

In recognition of our substantial contribution to the Hong Kong Duty Lawyer Service, Clyde & Co received the Company Award by the Chief Secretary for Administration Office in the Recognition Scheme for Provision of Pro Bono Legal Services.

We are a signatory to the Australian Pro Bono Centre’s National Pro Bono Target , a pledge which highlights the shared professional responsibility of lawyers across the legal profession to enhance access to justice for people who would not otherwise have access to legal assistance, and work for the public good.

We were delighted to be awarded the Dubai Chamber of Commerce CSR Label for the fifth time in 2022. The award demonstrates that we are compliant in the sectors of ethical employers, workplace, marketplace, community and the environment.

We are a founding signatory to the Pro Bono Charter of the Law Society of England and Wales , demonstrating our commitment to improving access to justice for those individuals and organisations who have legal needs, are ineligible for legal aid and unable to afford to pay for legal services.

Our UK Afghan Pro Bono Initiative won Most Effective Pro Bono Partnership at the 2022 LawWorks Pro Bono Awards. On this project we collaborated with NGOs and other law firms in UK, France, and Germany to help Afghan refugees apply to resettle in those countries.

We are a member of the UK Collaborative Plan for Pro Bono , a profession-led initiative for UK law firms, demonstrating a strong institutional commitment to Pro Bono and improving access to justice.

Our Ukraine Advice Project won several prestigious awards including Best New Pro Bono Activity at the 2022 LawWorks Pro Bono Awards and Pro Bono Initiative of the Year Award from Advocate at the 2022 Bar Pro Bono Awards. On this project we collaborated with other lawyers to provide urgent, free, and professional online legal advice and information about UK resettlement options to displaced people from Ukraine.

We are a member of Fifth Day , whose mission is to ensure that Pro Bono is as valued and accepted among business operations professionals in law firms as it is for lawyers.

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