The scourge of plastic in the seas has galvanised a wide range of individuals and firms to take action. As part of our commitment to helping tackle this issue, and following on from our support last year to the work of the Woodland Trust, the LSA this year is supporting Blue Marine Foundation, a charity that exists to restore healthy oceans. Read more
The "window" for LSA members to report their carbon footprint will open at the end of January. Watch this space for more details.
See LSA Events listing to register for a short "how to" webinar being run on 16 Jan.
See also the box alongside to participate in the 2018 LSA Sustainability Survey Read more
A UN forum on sustainable development concludes with a strong call for the integration of entrepreneurship and innovation as key strategies to implement SDGs. Read more
The UK Government published its Clean Growth Strategy on 12 Oct, setting out how the UK can grow its national income while cutting greenhouse gas emissions. Read more
The Law Firm Sustainability Network (LFSN), the LSA's affiliated organisation in the USA, is soon to release the findings on its first round of American Legal Industry Sustainability Standard (ALISS) online self-assessments. Read more
Congratulations to Burges Salmon on receiving their Planet Mark certification! Well done and much deserved Read more
We are delighted to have launched the LSA's 10th Anniversary Report. Read what Jeff Twentyman, Chair of LSA and Baroness Young of Old Scone, Chair of the Woodland Trust said about the Report and the important ongoing role of the LSA at the Report launch on 7 June. Read more
In this 10th Anniversary year we see a first for the LSA: a new anthology of poetry commissioned in partnership with The Woodland Trust to celebrate the 800th anniversary of the Charter of the Forest. This historic charter published two years after the Magna Carta in 1217 and some clauses remained in force until the 1970s ,making it the statute that remained in force longer than any other in English history.
The Woodland Trust campaign to establish a new Charter for Trees, Woods and People is the inspiration for The Tree Line anthology. Read more
Our hearts go out to all the victims, families, loved ones and all others affected by the recent Manchester terror attack. Standing strong together.
"And these hard times again, in these streets of our city, but we won’t take defeat and we don’t want your pity.
Because this is a place where we stand strong together, with a smile on our face, greater Manchester forever."
Extract from "This is the Place" by Tony Walsh
The LSA 10th Anniversary Annual Report launches on 7 June. Attendance at the launch event, hosted by Linklaters, is by invitation only. Please contact the LSA if you would like more information. Read more
LSA MEMBERS - ACT NOW! Only a few places left for LSA Green Dragons Den sustainable supplier event (Tues, 2 May) in conjunction with Wates Smartspace, hosted by Slaughter and May. Read more
The window for LSA members to report their carbon footprint and progress against the LSA Member Principles has now closed. Many thanks to all firms who have reported this year - we are now in the process of collating your responses. The LSA's 10th Anniversary Annual Report will be published early June - watch this space! Read more
In keeping with the spirit behind the UK’s move to exit the EU whilst still wanting to remain very much part of Europe, the LSA is pleased to announce that pan-European law firm Terndelyte Zoute Vennugo is the latest member to join our ranks. TZV are a specialist family law practice focusing particularly on acting in difficult divorce settlements. Read more
The LSA Annual Carbon reporting window is still open but you need to hurry as the portal closes on 31 March. As this is the 10th Anniversary of LSA we are anxious to encourage as many firms as possible to use the free LSA Carbon Reporting Tool, powered by Greentsone, to report their annual carbon footprint. The 10th Anniversary Annual Report will reflect the progress that firms have over the last decade in measuring managing and reducing their carbon. Read more
It’s been a decade since the Prince of Wales hosted his May Day Summit at which he challenged the business community, including the legal sector, to rise the challenge of climate change. This seminal event saw the birth of the Legal Sector (now Sustainability) Alliance. 10 years on and the LSA is still working hard to support law firms and others in the legal profession to measure, manage and reduce their carbon footprint and increase their sustainability. Read more about our plans for this anniversary year and the challenge set by LSA Chair, Jeff Twentyman Read more