Corporations, boards and general counsel globally have come increasingly focused on the need to integrate environmental, social and governance (“ESG”) implications into decision making in order for their businesses to drive innovation and create sustainable services or products which meet the demands of their shareholders and stakeholders.
Investors too are including ESG criteria as one of the key factors in evaluating where to make their investments, alongside, traditional financial and risk assessments. With the need to deal with climate change risks becoming ever more urgent, investors are now focused on sustainable investing and are demanding that corporations incorporate into their strategic plans clear measures to transition their businesses and portfolios towards achieving net zero carbon emissions.
SKRINE is well placed to support clients in navigating the wide spectrum of legal, regulatory and governance issues which a proper ESG assessment and compliance program requires by virtue of our own commitment towards ESG and the ability to call upon our longstanding specialist practice groups.
Our ESG capabilities integrate legal services provided by lawyers from across the firm including:
- Advertising and Product Liability
- Anti-Corruption and Anti-Money Laundering
- Authorities Investigations
- Corporate Governance
- Dawns Raids
- Development and Land Use
- Due Diligence Audits
- Employment and Labour Laws
- EHS (Environmental, Occupational Safety & Health)
- Green Financing and Bonds
- Fraud Investigations
- Privacy and Data Protection
- Projects and Infrastructure
- Regulatory Compliance
- Renewable Energy
- Transnational Disputes and ICSID
Beyond these practice areas, our lawyers can call upon the know-how of all the other practices in our full service firm in order to provide our clients with the appropriate legal support to achieve their objectives in any given situation. In addition, SKRINE is able to help clients access legal services across the globe by connecting with law firms in our international network of independent member firms covering over 125 jurisdictions around the world, coordinated via the use of the EQUISPHERE platform to experience a seamless one stop global legal services offering.