We believe that businesses must take a central role in fostering and championing sustainability. Our clients and our people believe this as well. They look to us to play our part as an ethical and responsible business — from fostering a diverse and inclusive workplace where we invest in the development and wellbeing of our people, to working to reduce our carbon emissions, and using our skills, creativity and influence to help solve some of the biggest challenges facing the world today. This is why we remain committed to the UN Global Compact’s (UNGC) Ten Principles on human rights, labor, environment and anti-corruption. These principles are embodied in our core purpose and culture, and guide what we do.
One of the major benefits of being a global law firm is having the bandwidth and resources to help people through our work in lots of places and on large-scale projects. With lawyers in 46 countries and a long history of working for multinational companies, we’ve built our business on collaborations that strategically serve our clients’ interests.
We bring this same collegiality and efficiency to our pro bono projects. Each year we donate our time to causes such as helping the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria secure the licensing rights to post a Paul McCartney fundraising concert on YouTube and advising the International Senior Lawyers Project on oil exploration and production issues in Sierra Leone. To expand our sphere of influence, we’ve led the way in teaming with some of the largest corporations in the world on pioneering pro bono projects.