The threat of climate change litigation continues to grow as the clamour for responsible action.
CLIMATE RISK, RESILIENCE & REPUTATION
The biggest medium and long-term issue of our time is how to meet our energy needs in a way that sustains the future of the planet, while also sustaining the sector which is so essential to society.
Energy and Climate Change
The imperative for climate change has led businesses to explore opportunities, address their impact on the environment and monitor relevant regulation.
Good governance will ensure the efficient running of a business, support from investors and consumer confidence.
The social element of ESG encompasses an organisation’s relationships with its people, suppliers and communities.
ESG contacts at CMS
At CMS, our approach is integrated and multidisciplinary. This enables us to anticipate and understand the issues in the rapidly evolving ESG landscape.
With their in-depth expertise in these areas, our teams of lawyers around the world identify risks and threats while seizing opportunities arising from the increasing focus on ESG for our clients.
We will help you successfully meet the demands of climate change, technological disruption, urbanisation and social concerns.
Environmental, social and governance (ESG) criteria are at the forefront of corporate strategies due to investor, customer and regulator expectations. ESG is broadening its scope of influence to cover all economic and policy sectors. From energy, finance and urban planning to tax – these are just a few of the areas that are being impacted.
Environmental, social and governance
The Senior Partner
Sustainable Finance and Responsible Investment is an issue of global importance which is front and centre of political, legal and market priorities.
Why CMS for ESG legal advice?
Doing business sustainably
Why CMS? In short, because we have the right experience, the right approach and the right ambition.
Climate change strategies
Greenhouse gas emissions
Permitting, pollution and contamination
Diversity & inclusion
Health, safety and wellbeing
Fair labour practices
Directors' duties and ethics
Supplier code of conduct
Sustainability reporting and verification
Corporate digital responsibility
We advise clients
From multinationals to start ups
In all sectors and areas of ESG-related law, including:
Our EGS capabilities around the world