The growing role of in-house lawyers in supporting companies’ sustainability ambitions

Last updated on September 21, 2020

European firm Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP writes on they have noticed how our in-house clients are increasingly seeking advice on how to manage sustainability, not just to better understand potential risks, but also to ensure that an understanding of the legal implications of sustainability can support the development of commercial opportunities. They note that the role of in-house lawyers in supporting corporate sustainability objectives has become more strategic. GCs are increasingly being included in these strategic conversations and not just to provide legal advice.

It’s worth reading the full article from Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer to understand the forces behind the rising trend of GCs being involved in the strategic discussions about sustainability as a priority for organizations.