Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG)
Environmental, social and governance 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.
Drawing on our experience of working with innovative and creative businesses and some of the world’s largest employers, as well as our own internal ESG experiences, we can help you:
- Enhance your environmental practices, marketing and policies to complement and protect your internal and external brand
- Develop working practices that anticipate and meet people’s evolving and diverse interests, needs and ideas
- Establish and maintain rigorous governance procedures across your business to protect your future
Find out more about how we can help businesses keep up to date with the rapidly evolving legislative ESG space:
- Environmental: What are the environmental impacts of your business and what are your opportunities for improvement?
To find out about Lewis Silkin’s ESG initiatives for our people, communities and the environment click here.
- Lewis Silkin's Dispute Resolution team signs the Greener Litigation Pledge
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- Green leases - meeting environmental targets for landlords and tenants
- How to address allegations of discrimination: Karen Baxter and Lucy Hendley write for EG
- Sustainable hotels: can low-impact travel and luxury coexist?
- Racism in real estate? A sector under the spotlight
- National disability strategy launched
- Positive action speaks louder than words - five principles for employers
- Unconscious bias training should never be a tick-box exercise
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- Climate emergency, work and employment law
- Green politics and employment law
- Gender pay gap reporting: 9 common mistakes made by employers
- The Environment Bill is back. Get ready for another round of supply chain audits
- CMA gives businesses until the New Year to ensure their green claims are whiter than white
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- Discrimination issues in the use of AI in the workplace - the ICO view
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- New duties to prevent sexual harassment – but not yet
The “S” in ESG – gender identity and inclusion31 March 2022
Gender identity is an important developing strand in the area of diversity, and all employers should be considering how to create an inclusive workplace for everyone which respects different identities.
The “S” in ESG – mental health and wellbeing in the workplace17 March 2022
The struggles we have all experienced during the Covid-19 pandemic have brought the importance of mental health and wellbeing into the spotlight.
Boutique hotel trends for 2022: What’s next for the sector? Anthony van Hoffen and Katie Thomas write for Boutique Hotelier09 December 2021
The impact of Covid-19 on the luxury hotel sector has, arguably, been felt stronger than in any other single area of the economy. The sector has been faced with an unparalleled fight for survival – with most hotels having to close their doors to customers for considerable amounts of time throughout the last year and a half.
Phoenix Rising: Key Trends for the Hotel Sector in 2022. Anthony van Hoffen and Katie Thomas write for Caterer, Licensee & Hotelier News07 December 2021
The impact of the pandemic on the hotel and leisure sector was, arguably, felt stronger than in any other single area of the economy. With no ability to pivot their business to ‘online’, and no prospect that ‘working from home’ might provide a temporary solution, the sector was faced with an unprecedented fight for survival.
Directors’ duties and climate change litigation: if not now, when?17 November 2021
For the last two weeks, many of us have been watching events unfold at the COP26 UN Climate Change Conference. Each day seemed to bring a mixed bag of news, some positive and some disappointing.
10 climate issues for HR11 November 2021
As employment practices and laws evolve to address climate change, what HR issues arise? We sum up our thoughts in this one-page guide.
How to tell if an 'eco-friendly' firm is greenwashing: Victor Timon comments for RTÉ News10 November 2021
We're seeing more 'eco-friendly’ and ‘all natural’ products on our shelves, as consumers demand more sustainable choices. But as companies come under increased pressure to meet their Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) goals, how can we tell if some are twisting the truth?
How to tell if an 'eco-friendly' firm is greenwashing: Victor Timon comments for RTE01 November 2021
We're seeing more 'eco-friendly’ and ‘all natural' products on our shelves, as consumers demand more sustainable choices. But as companies come under increased pressure to meet their Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) goals, how can we tell if some are twisting the truth?