Environmental, Social and Governance issues
Environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues are currently one of the biggest priorities for all organisations around the world.
Driven by a collective desire to create a sustainable and responsible world, good ESG practices have increasingly become a key consideration for an organisation’s investors, customers and their people. Furthermore, embedding strong ESG values within a business has shown to have a positive impact on the ability to attract and retain people, further a company’s brand value and increase innovation.
We support clients in developing their ideas and enabling a positive change in their environment and communities. We work with our clients to deliver their ESG agendas, understanding their corporate strategy, managing risk and opportunities and maximising possibilities.
Our ESG hub further explores these issues and explains how we can help enhance your environmental practices to complement your internal and external brand, develop working practices that anticipate and meet people’s evolving and diverse needs and establish and maintain rigorous governance procedures across your business.
Prioritise the planet in 2023: New Year’s Climate Resolutions for HR06 January 2023
With every organisation having a key role to play in the collective corporate effort to reach net zero, now is a prime opportunity for HR to step up and take the lead. Here are some practical New Year’s Climate Resolutions that you can make to embed tackling climate change into your workplace culture and empower your workforce to take action.
HSE says employers must prepare for warmer future22 August 2022
The Health and Safety Executive is advising businesses to act now to make sure their workplaces are ready for more extreme hot weather in the future. What should employers be doing and how does this impact remote workers?
The climate emergency: the missing factor in remote working requests?09 August 2022
As the hot weather returns this week, tackling the climate emergency should be high on everyone’s agenda. But should employers give greater weight to the environment when deciding whether to say yes or no to an employee’s request to do their job remotely?
Climate change action against directors dismissed07 June 2022
In one of the first cases of its kind, the High Court has dismissed an application to bring a claim for breach of duty against directors who, it was said, had failed to create a credible plan for disinvestment from fossil fuels.
HR and ESG due diligence in M&A: what are the current trends?26 May 2022
2022 is shaping up to be another supercharged year for M&A deals. This article explores how the people aspects of due diligence are evolving in the UK and elsewhere in Europe, alongside the trend towards greater sustainability and focus on ESG issues.
Climate-related whistleblowing04 May 2022
The climate emergency will be a major concern to employees in the years ahead. This may lead to a rise in climate-related whistleblowing and future litigation.
Making employment contracts greener and more sustainable18 February 2022
As organisations try to find ways to reduce carbon emissions and adopt more sustainable practices, template employment contracts are probably not the first place you would think to look. But there are ideas and potential benefits for those prepared to consider integrating climate issues into the employment relationship.