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  • 20 June 2017 9:32 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    There are a range of drivers that lead companies to make responsible business leadership a strategic priority. 

    If you think that government's commitments and actions that support business (or hold it to account) are an important signal and motivator for improving business sustainability.then you are partially right. If you think that increasing sustainable supply chain preferences from customers are rewarding firms with transparent commitments and programs then you are also right.

    ... but new evidence from US companies shows that employees expect that their leadership to take a much more vocal and active role in social and environmental issues. 

    Read about the survey HERE  or read an associated article from Weinreb Group HERE

  • 19 June 2017 12:11 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    AusLSA is completing its annual consultation with members, stakeholders, allies and our board ahead of finalising the questions and process for the 2017 Legal Sector Sustainability Insight.

    Key information about 2017 AusLSA reporting - click hyperlinks for details

  • 13 June 2017 11:45 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
    The UK Legal Sustainability Alliance (the organization that inspired and assisted with the formation of AusLSA) turned 10 years-old this week. The LSA celebrated with the launch of a headline report that captured its progress and learnings over its journey.

    Read LSA's 10th Anniversary Report Here

  • 13 June 2017 11:29 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)


     The City of Sydney is planning to become a sustainable destination of choice and wants to understand how  larger legal firms consider environmental sustainability performance in their procurement of hotel  accommodation and large events.

     Action Sustainability is looking to recruit law firms for a 30 minute confidential interview by 23rd June.Contact  Frank Hubbard ( Mob: +61 418 163 881 or Mark Lyster  ( if you are interested.

  • 07 June 2017 1:41 PM | Anonymous

    Global firm Linklaters has achieved a carbon neutral status for 2016/17 after having invested in a Cookstove project in Ghana. Apart from the obvious carbon offsets from this project, other benefits address four of the UN's Sustainabile Development Goals. 

    Click on their infographic to go to their description of the project.

  • 06 June 2017 11:13 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Earlier this year an event held in the Utah desert provided a fantastic collection of sustainability insights from business leaders from across the globe. In June 2017, a similar event will be held which has a clean energy focus but there are plenty of sessions of broader sustainability interest.

    The quality of the people, topics and production of really first class.  You can either watch the presentations live or log in after the event to watch them at your convenience.

    Sign up for the free video livestreams, scan the topics available and put some time in your diary for the 21st and 22nd of June.  

  • 01 June 2017 1:19 PM | Anonymous

    In June this year, our member firm, Sparke Helmore released 'In Kind', their social and environmental sustainability report.

    While they continue to include data in our annual AusLSA report, providing an additional stand alone report allows them to include more information about the fantastic community projects that they have been involved with, as well as provide an update on the firm's pro bono activities.

    Click here to see a pdf copy of the report. Click on the logo above to see their press release.

  • 30 May 2017 10:49 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)


     June is a great time to get organised for a 2017/18 workplace giving campaign. 

     Some great ideas and programs to get involved in can be found at One Million Donors

  • 26 May 2017 2:20 PM | Anonymous

    Ten law firms have been nationally recognised for LGBTI workplace inclusion on the 2017 Australian Workplace Equality Index (AWEI) and we are delighted that they are all AusLSA member firms!

    Click here to follow the link to Australasian Lawyer to find out who they are.

  • 23 May 2017 9:57 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    A court case in the NSW Land and Environment Court has so far saved around 50,000 – 70,000 pages of paper - and it’s only day three of an eight day matter. 


    The Australian Legal Sector Alliance and the NSW Office of Environment & Heritage are partnering on the project that aims to build an understanding and develop resources to address the sustainability issues of the NSW litigation processes.


    The paperless pilot is being led by a member of the program’s Steering Group, Justice Tim Moore. AusLSA will capture and promote the learnings from the pilot in a case study to be released in August 2017.

    Go to the project website
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