Nearly four in 10 organisations in Ireland do not know if they fall under the scope of the new Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive (CSRD), according to a survey by Mason Hayes & Curran LLP. The business law firm polled more than 100 business leaders at its recent 'Sustainability Reporti
Less than a fifth of Irish employers understand their environment, social and governance (ESG) obligations, according to a new survey by William Fry. The firm surveyed over 400 employers and over 1,000 employees in Ireland for its new Employer's Guide to ESG, which was published today.
A&L Goodbody LLP has appointed Jill Shaw to the new, senior position of ESG and sustainability lead. Working alongside the partners on ALG's ESG and sustainability group, Ms Shaw will co-ordinate and support ALG's lawyers as they help clients navigate the rapidly changing environmental, social a
A&L Goodbody has unveiled a new three-year responsible business strategy focused on reducing inequalities in society and tackling climate change. Called 'Our future with purpose – ALG's commitment to sustainability', the new strategy aims to builds on the firm's corporate responsibility pr
Belfast-based Cleaver Fulton Rankin has launched a new hub designed to support clients with legal matters related to environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues in business. ESG issues have become more prominent in the wake of the pandemic, climate crisis and increased cost of living as stakeh
In-house lawyers are worried about business leaders underestimating reputational and compliance risks around sustainability, according to a new study from EY Law and the Harvard Law School Center on the Legal Profession. Only 15 per cent of respondents to a survey of 1,000 general counsel and chief
Matheson has established a dedicated advisory group to support clients with environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues. Led by 12 partners, the new group – possibly the first of its kind in Ireland – is chaired by Garret Farrelly, who also leads the firm's energy, natural resource