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Travers Smith ISO success

Travers Smith has achieved both ISO 14001 and ISO 50001 within 12 months. Find out more in the LSA podcast.

Award success for Shoosmiths

Shoosmiths is delighted to have won People in Law’s ‘Best Environmental, Social and Governance Initiative’

release the Sustainability Regulatory Horizon

The latest edition of the global guide to the regulatory frameworks governing business, is now live.

Cornerstone Climate Month

Training and Insights on Climate for the Legal Profession

Shoosmiths switches off for Earth Hour

The firm also encouraged colleagues to use the time to give an hour to Earth, spending 60 minutes doing something – anything – positive for the planet

Capsticks LLP achieves ISO 14001

Specialist healthcare lawyer and LSA member Capsticks LLP has reached the next milestone on it’s sustainability journey

Weightmans shortlisted in at Legal 500 ESG Awards 2024

The firm has been shortlisted in six categories at the inaugural Legal 500 ESG Awards

Shoosmiths recruiting Senior Sustainability Manager

Play a pivotal role in defining and delivering their sustainability and corporate responsibility strategy

Mewburn Ellis awarded the prestigious silver medal by EcoVadis

We asked Eleanor Maciver, Partner and Sustainability Champion at IP firm Mewburn Ellis about the secret to the firm’s sustainability successes

Clyde & Co adopt a third beehive in the UAE

The firm is already home to 80,000 bees in two hives on the rooftop of their London office

Recovery of nature needs to move up the boardroom agenda

Dr. Tony Juniper CBE speaks at autumn biodiversity fair hosted by Osborne Clarke in Bristol

Womble Bond Dickenson shortlisted at The Legal 500 ESG UK Awards

The awards celebrate the very best ESG initiatives across the UK legal market. WBD shortlisted in eight categories.

Three vacancies to join the Law Society’s climate change working group

More details and apply here

Watson Farley Williams finalises ISO 14001 plan

The firm have embarked on the next stage of their sustainability journey.

Travers Smith LLP cuts emissions by shutting office for Christmas

Travers reduced carbon emissions by over 10 tonnes CO2e in the first few months of implementing ISO 50001.

Burges Salmon produces new podcast series Environment Matters

Listen to the first episode on greenwashing

An official partner of COP28

Al Tamimi & Company has been selected as Official Legal Advisor to COP28 Committee

Open to UK projects that advance a carbon net zero UK aligned with a just transition

The Foundation will distribute grants of between £25,000 and £50,000 to the successful applicants.

CRS hosts an LSA Offsetting Event

Developing a strategic approach to offsetting for the legal sector

Travers Smith achieves ISO 50001

A significant milestone reached this month with the achievement of ISO 50001 – the international standard for energy management.

A Whitepaper on Measuring Advised Emissions

Oxygen House publish framework for assessing the carbon footprint of a law firm’s advice

Understanding ESG Performance

Shoosmiths launches ESG 360 compliance audit tool

Charles Russell Speechlys achieves ISO 14001

The auditor noted that the environmental system had been well implemented and that operational controls over the firm’s emissions were well maintained.

5 years of collaboration for Burges Salmon and the Lawrence Weston Community Farm

Burges Salmon employees are engaging in volunteering activities around biodiversity

Reflections on COP 27 from the LSA

The Elephant in the Room Full of Fossil Fuel States

LSA Update on Climate Week NYC

Co-Chair of the LSA Matt Sparkes gives us his thoughts on his time in New York

Greedwashing not greenwashing is our greater danger

The Uncertain Solicitor on the way law firms are reacting to the Climate Crisis

Meet the Generators

A blog about where renewable energy comes from.

The Uncertain Solicitor on… Advised Nature Impacts

The elephant in the room (that looks more pangolin shaped) when solving the intertwined climate and nature crises

Norton Rose Fulbright and the LSA

Caroline May interviews Amanda Carpenter for Earth Day 2023

The uncertain solicitor on… Shifting Mindsets

Could ubuntu, an African philosophy, help us combat the climate crisis?

Clifford Chance opens applications for its £50,000 UN SDG Award

The award will see the firm donate £50,000 and 500 hours of pro bono support to the winning NGO

Agents of Change

Kirsty Green-Mann reflects on how Burges Salmon are making progress towards the SDGs.

Womble Bond Dickinson supports Net Zero Weeek 2022

WBD Partner Sponsor for Net Zero, Jon Bower and Sustainability Manager Mathew Swift on #NetZeroWeek 2022

Portolano Cavallo digitizes business cards

Instead of distributing numerous physical copies, each person now has just one card, resulting in significant savings for our planet

Ashurst’s COP27 hub

Useful insights and updates from COP27.

The Uncertain Solicitor on… Reality

A blog about the reality of the situation we find ourselves in, how we got here and what it might take to get out.

Boosting Biodiversity

Addleshaw Goddard’s nature project with the Canal and River Trust in London, Leeds and Manchester

EVERSHEDS SUTHERLAND UPDATES FROM COP27

This link will be updated daily during COP.

The Uncertain Solicitor on… A Golden Compass

The basic principles of Three Horizons model

 

 

A Hive of Activity

A new initiative for Burges Salmon and LWCF.

Simmons & Simmons host LCAW Schools Summit event

One of  London Climate Action Week’s Flagships events

The Better Buildings Partnership

The Better Buildings Partnership (BBP) launches a new guide on climate resilience.

TLT’s Green move

An office move to the most sustainable and innovative building in Scotland

Hogan Lovells’ epic ride

A ride across Britain to support nature’s recovery