Sustainable business quarterly newsletter: Issue 4 (PDF - 1.42MB)
Building sustainable futures.
The operating environment for multinational companies is more complex than ever. Rising wealth inequality and the fallout from the global financial crisis has put pressure on the relationship between business and society.
In response, closer scrutiny is being paid to governance standards and corporate behavior, while leading CEOs have sparked debate about whether businesses exist to serve shareholders or a broader set of stakeholders that includes communities and employees.
The role of business in contributing – and responding – to issues such as climate change has also brought environmental performance into sharp focus. Companies are being sued over their historic emissions, while investors are demanding greater transparency on climate-related risk. Businesses are also under pressure to dispose of high-carbon assets as regulations evolve, and consumers and investors shift away from those that promote unsustainable practices.
We are acutely aware of the challenges this dynamic presents our clients at the sharp end of this increasingly complex environment.
By drawing on our experience across practices and jurisdictions, we provide strategic legal advice to support clients transition towards a more sustainable and profitable future.
We help them seize the opportunities and manage the risks of their environmental, social and governance (ESG) performance, handling everything from advanced due diligence around corporate transactions to some of the highest-profile climate change-related lawsuits in the world.
"The creation of long-term prosperity is only possible when there is a focus on the nurturing and advancing of the health of our environment and the rights of all persons. We advise clients on how to collaborate with, employees, suppliers, investors and communities on managing the risks and discovering the opportunities essential for achieving a sustainable and prosperous future."
Tim Wilkins, Global Partner for Client Sustainability
Our sustainability practice is built around four key client challenges:
Strategic policy advice for sustainability
Regulation is on the rise in the field of sustainability. Our expert EU regulatory and public affairs team can offer strategic policy advice to help navigate and shape legislation and administrative decisions.
Learn more about the team
Teresa Ko Partner
Pamela L. Marcogliese Head of US Corporate Advisory & Governance
New York, Silicon Valley
Olivier Rogivue Partner
Norbert Nolte Partner
Paul Bowden Consultant
Dr. Timo Elsner Partner
Frankfurt am Main
Natasha Good Partner
Deba Das Partner
Vanessa Jakovich Partner
Jerome Ranawake Partner
Aaron Marcu Partner
Dr. Juliane Hilf Partner
Dr. Moritz Becker Partner
Joaquin Terceño Partner
Dimitri Lecat Partner
Dr. Stephan Pachinger Partner
Vienna, Frankfurt am Main
Dr. Frank Laudenklos Partner
Frankfurt am Main
Jonathan Isted Partner
Stephanie Brown Cripps Counsel
Elizabeth K. Bieber Counsel
Lori D. Goodman Partner