'Hybrid working and the impact on organisational structures and wellbeing' - the second in our Autumn series of webinars explores how law firms are tackling the balance between staff welfare and the need to change operations in response to Covid Read more
In the first of our Autumn series we ask - Will our offices look the same post Covid? Catch our most recent webinar with guests John Burgess, Grant Thornton and Neil Usher Gospace Read more
16-year-old Dara McAnulty wins the Prize for Nature Writing and Benedict Macdonald wins first ever Writing on Global Conservation Prize Read more
Watch our latest LSA Webinar here - this is the first in our series of student webinars on Life in the Law After Covid. Read more
This webinar is next in the series of Green Recovery webinars produced by Achill Management and Planet Pod.
As influencers and leaders, lawyers have a role to play in making sustainable business the new normal ... read the LSA article in the Gazette here
Special Guest guests Isabella Tree, Clare Brook and Juliet Davenport. We will discuss the impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic on the planet. Going live at 2:30pm (BST) Wednesday 22nd April
Calling all LSA members! As the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on towns and cities across the UK intensifies, there is an urgent need to link business resources to the needs of communities – in the right place, at the right time and at the right scale. In response Business in the Community (BITC) is launching the National Business Response Network (NBRN).
Read more to find out how to get involved. Read more
A recent study published in the journal Nature highlights that international cooperation on ozone-depleting chemicals is helping to return the southern jet stream to a normal state. This reinforces the scientific view that human action can halt global heating. Read more
A recent study (published 3 March) by Project Drawdown forms a comprehensive update to list of policy, business, community and individual actions needed to achieve ‘Drawdown’ – the point at which greenhouse gas (GHG) levels in the atmosphere peak and begin declining. Read more
The Department for Transport (DfT) will double its EV charger funding to £10 million, with a focus on residential chargers, as it seeks to encourage more urban dwellers to go electric. Read more
Brunel Pension Partnership, one of the UK's eight local government pension fund pools which holds around £30bn of assets, has set out an aggressive new climate policy promising to align its holdings with the goals of the Paris Agreement and lean heavily on asset managers to do the same. Read more
Times article highlights moves by many City law firms away from a hard-nosed "bill, bill, bill" mantra to ostensibly softer approach which values diversity, enhanced paternity entitlements and more environment-related sustainability projects. Legal PR advisors Byfield says "a genuine commitment to change, both in the conduct of the firm and in the conduct of client business - not just make pronouncements or speak in jargon. It's what they actually do to advance sustainability that will count". Membership of the LSA is cited in the article as a positive agent in this. Read more
The UK’s energy storage sector is enjoying rapid growth, as the roll out of the smart grid technologies that are seen as essential to the development of a cleaner and more flexible energy system continues to outstrip expectations. Trade body RenewableUK’s recent report providers data showing that the cumulative capacity of planning applications for battery […] Read more
I’ve never really thought of myself as much of a rebel, so why on earth did I find myself, dressed in my best suit after a meeting in the City, sitting in the middle of the road at Trafalgar Square? That was also the question a TV crew put to me. I answered to the camera after only the briefest moment of reflection; we have done more damage to nature in knowledge of all the facts over the past 30 years, than ever we did in ignorance over the centuries before. Which tells me that facts alone won’t suffice. We have to engage in new ways to change hearts and minds, which is... Read more