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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.
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.
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.
June is a great time to get organised for a 2017/18 workplace giving campaign.
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.
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.
2017 Winner - Salvos Legal
2017 Finalists: Arnold Bloch Leibler – Ashurst - Clayton Utz - DLA Piper - Gilbert + Tobin - Herbert Smith Freehills - King & Wood Mallesons (KWM) and Maddocks.
Read about Salvos Legal
New Zealand firm Russell McVeagh has launched its first-ever corporate social responsibility report, detailing firm-led efforts to give back to local communities, employees, and the environment.
One of the most impressive features of the report is how Russel McVeigh have identified, collected and published key metrics that support achievements in their priority activities.
Read Russell McVeigh's report
EY has produced the 9th edition of Lets Talk Sustainability which provides a business focused insight and points of view to turn best practice into opportunities for your business. Its definitely worth putting on your reading list
This May edition includes articles on;
Australia’s Senate, Prudential Regulator and Department of Environment and Energy have all looked at climate risk disclosure in the past few months. A lot has happened to get the country to pay attention to the financial risks that climate change poses.
Read an article from the Climate Disclosure Standards Board
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