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ESG: European Union pushes the envelope with raft of ‘green’ legislation

The EU has recently adopted a raft of new legislation focused on making the bloc the first sustainable, net zero economy.

Released on Jun 4, 2024

ESG: law firms and business urged to consider implications of energy-hungry tech

Speaking at Davos early in 2024, Sam Altman, CEO of OpenAI – the company behind ChatGPT – said an energy breakthrough would be necessary to power the energy-hungry artificial intelligence (AI) that has captured the public imagination.

Released on Apr 11, 2024

Preventing backsliding on corporate sustainability

The EU’s proposed Directive on Corporate Sustainability Due Diligence aims to advance the green transition and protect human rights. But its future is imperilled amid a general backsliding on sustainability measures in Europe.

Released on Mar 14, 2024

ESG: clients push law firms on commitments

DLA Piper tops Impactvise's annual ESG ranking of 1,000+ firms, but UK dominance raises questions about regional pressure.

Released on Jan 11, 2024

ESG: Regulators adopt focus on tackling greenwashing

Recent investigations by the Netherlands Authority for Consumers and Markets (ACM) highlight how regulators are taking action against ‘greenwashing’ – the making of false or misleading claims about the green or sustainable credentials of a product. Regulators across jurisdictions are increasingly focused on tackling this practice.

Released on Jan 5, 2023

The climate crisis: are we building back better?

Spiralling energy prices due to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine should be accelerating the transition to low-carbon fuels. Global Insight assesses whether the world is slipping back on its post-pandemic pledges to build back better.

Released on Nov 29, 2022

Modern slavery: Calls grow for root causes to be addressed

Whether it’s human trafficking for online scams in Cambodia or the forced labour of the Uyghur population for garment production in the Xinjiang region of China, modern slavery continues globally. Data from the International Labour Organization (ILO), published in September, shows it’s getting worse. More robust legislative measures could help, experts say.

Released on Nov 8, 2022

Corporate sustainability greenwash and the risk to social and governance standards

Manufacturers, service providers and investment asset managers are rushing to burnish their sustainability credentials amid a boom in the assessment of supply chains against environment, social and governance (ESG) standards. In this context, In-House Perspective assesses the threat from ‘greenwash’ – where an organisation’s credentials are marketed as being more sustainable than they really are – and what in-house teams need to know in this area.

Released on Jun 15, 2022

Business and human rights: Corporations make mass exodus from Russia

The corporate fallout from the war in Ukraine has been staggering. Since the end of February nearly 1,000 international companies have left Russia as their presence on the ground became increasingly untenable in the wake of the invasion.

Released on May 27, 2022

Principles or profits?

Ukraine, the climate crisis and the pandemic have brought environment, social and governance (ESG) into sharp focus for law firm leaders. Global Insight reports.

Released on May 24, 2022

Climate crisis: Law firms can have major impact through client work

As the latest UN climate change report issues another stark warning to all industries to limit global emissions, some in the legal profession are attempting to lead the way.

Released on Apr 28, 2022

Climate crisis: mandatory reporting puts pressure on law firms and investors

Recent developments on mandatory disclosures have added to the pressure on investors and organisations – including law firms – to take decisive action to combat the climate crisis.

Released on Dec 14, 2021

Law firm leaders navigate ESG’s increasing influence

Environment, social and governance (ESG) issues are exerting an increasing influence on the management of law firms. In September, the IBA Law Firm Management Committee reacted to this trend by publishing an ESG Toolkit to help its firm leaders understand the scope and importance of ESG from their perspective

Released on Dec 10, 2021