Your Sustainable Ally

Our firms are committed to supporting our clients and our communities as true partners, focused on the needs of the future while meeting the needs of the moment.


It's the future of law.

Our firms are committed to supporting our clients and our communities as true partners, focused on the needs of the future while meeting the needs of the moment.

We are passionate about access to justice, diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI), the health and wellness of our firms and communities, and protecting and restoring our environment.

We identify, adapt and adopt business practices that protect our environment and preserve natural resources.

We support leadership and educational initiatives that enable member firms to deliver consistent, high-quality service over the long term.

We work with governments, business leaders and NGOs to build strong, vibrant communities.

We provide collaborative counsel that helps clients achieve their business, compliance and dispute-resolution goals, now and in the future.

Sustainability in Action

See how our members are demonstrating their commitment to furthering their business and community relationships.

Employee Satisfaction

Regina Faul talks about the importance Philips Nizer places on treating employees well to achieve growth and success.

Charitable Contributions

Carsten Lutz proudly reports on Melchers’ support of children and adults with disabilities to participate in the German Special Olympics.

Creating a DEI Culture

Learn from Dave Pilotto about how Chicago-based Much has identified common values resulting in a variety of diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives at the firm.

Tutoring and Counseling

Cascione’s Denise Junqueira describes their program aimed at increasing underserved populations in the Brazilian workforce.

ESG Compliance

Ansis Spridzans talks about his Latvian firm’s investment and culture shift in becoming environmentally, socially, and governance compliant.

Carbon Footprint Reduction

Eric Krathwhol takes you through Rich May’s efforts to reduce energy and resource consumption, and support of related organizations.

Mental Health Awareness

Riley McDermott discusses the importance of mental health awareness and its positive impact on employee retention, well being and motivation.

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Mansfield Rule

Join us in celebrating Varnum’s commitment to a sustainable future as Harvey Koning shares valuable insights into how the Mansfield Rule has impacted their firm.

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Community and Pro Bono

Co-Founder of Boase Cohen and Collins, Colin Cohen discusses how his firm integrates with the community through outreach and pro bono work.

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Explore the concept of Green Sanctuaries, as Christophe Gerschel explains how Alerion supports purchasing forestland to protect biodiversity.

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Community Health

Learn about Vorys partnership with University Hospitals in Cleveland, Ohio from delegate Raj Adlakha, where he explains they assist patients with legal issues that negatively impact their health.

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Gender Equality

For the sixth consecutive year running, Walter MacCullum proudly reports that Russell Kennedy received a Gold Accreditation from the Workplace Gender Equality Agency.

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Emission Reduction

Paola Sangiovanni from Gitti and Partners in Italy talks about their bicycle program in Milan.

Sustainable Updates

Learn from our members about evolving legal and regulatory developments and member news related to sustainability.

A bill for £1-1 billion is more than a slap on the wrist and would cripple the cash flow of any organisation.
While the NGOs look at the proposed EU due diligence rules with optimism for local communities abroad, foreign companies voice concerns over the lack of harmonisation of the draft rules and their extraterritorial dimension.
On September 14, the United States Environmental Protection Agency released a pre-publication version of the Clean Water Act Section 401 Water Quality Certification Improvement Rule (the “2023 Rule”).
Congratulations to our North Carolina member, Smith Anderson, for being recognized for the fourth consecutive year as being one of the most admired workplaces in the Triangle by the Triangle Business Journal, ranking No 2 in extra-large companies for their people-centered culture of collegiality, work-life balance and overall satisfaction.
Last month, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) issued a long-awaited decision in Stericycle Incorporated adopting a new legal standard to determine whether a company policy or workplace rule is facially unlawful under Section 8(a)(1) of the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA), which protects employees’ rights under Section 7 of the NLRA to engage in concerted, protected activity on matters relating to the terms and conditions of their employment.
The Court of Final Appeal (CFA) has handed a partial – but still significant – victory to Hong Kong’s LGBTQ+ community this week by ruling that the government has not fulfilled its constitutional duty to provide a legal framework for recognising same-sex relationships.
As any civil engineer will tell you, a skyscraper sways in gale-force winds.
On August 30, 2023, the United States Department of Labor issued a new proposed rule that would change the required salary threshold for many salaried exempt employees.
This revised rule (the “Post-Sackett Rule”)—the latest in a long series of continuingly evolving definitions of WOTUS—updates the Biden administration’s January rule (fatefully billed as a “durable” WOTUS Rule) to be consistent with the United States Supreme Court’s ruling in Sackett v.
On July 25, 2023, the Departments of Health and Human Services, Labor and Treasury (Departments) issued sweeping new guidance on the Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act (MHPAEA), including the 2023 MHPAEA Comparative Analysis Report to Congress (2023 Report to Congress), Proposed Rules, and a Technical Release.
As this blog has covered previously, Congress approved new investments in clean energy at an unprecedented scale in November 2021’s Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (“IIJA”) and August 2022’s Inflation Reduction Act (“IRA”).
It is clear that the market of developing RES projects (specifically wind and PV) is rapidly changing during what is nowadays known as the “second wave” of renewables.