Growing Together Sustainably
in Times of Challenge
How are lawyers helping to address climate change? Authors Mike Gerrard and John Dernbach of Legal Pathways to Deep Carbonization and some of the project participants share how volunteers can support this pro bono initiative by exploring opportunities to draft or peer review model laws or assist in reaching out to policymakers. Reach out and learn more.
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As pressure on corporations to cut carbon emissions grows, some companies are expecting their outside law firms, as vendors contributing to their footprint, to pull their weight… "Many (firms) are feeling that push from their clients to become more environmentally sustainable and to reduce their environmental impact," said Gayatri Joshi…Joshi said she's noticed clients asking increasingly substantive questions about their law firms' sustainability efforts in recent years…Law firms' biggest sources of carbon emissions include their paper use, the energy used in sprawling office spaces and the fossil fuels burned by extensive business travel, said Joshi and Daniel Krainin, a principal at Beveridge & Diamond, who are both Law Firm Sustainability Network board members...
Over the next few months, governors and mayors addressing the COVID-19 pandemic with stay-at-home restrictions may begin to lift them as they see their states and cities stabilize. At that point, businesses may have the choice of allowing employees back into physical office spaces. In this session we discuss the challenges and considerations of having employees in the office and what options to consider to do so both safely and sustainably.
Webinars & ROUNDTABLES
The LFSN hosts webinars and roundtables on a regular basis that explore a variety of sustainability topics, from paper reduction to renovations.
Case Study Library
Legal organizations contribute their learnings on sustainability programs that they have launched from composting to retrofits.
The ALISS assessment is designed to help law firms measure the success of their sustainability programs and discover opportunities to enhance and improve.
Join the growing movement of legal organizations that are collaborating and working together to make their organizations more sustainable.
The Executive Director of the LFSN discusses the mission of the network in this video courtesy of Leadership Council member Seyfarth Shaw LLP.
The General's Next War
Best Lawyers Fall Business Edition 2019
The General's Next War Businesses' sense of corporate social responsibility is increasingly driving long term growth. Here's how general counsel can best confront CSR's numerous challenges and opportunities.
By Gayatri Joshi & Alison Torbitt.