Environmental, Social & Governance (ESG)

Latham leverages deep cross-border expertise to help clients navigate the multidimensional environmental, social, and governance landscape.

Why Latham

Beyond a check-the-box exercise

Increasingly, environmental, social, and governance (ESG) issues are becoming core business priorities for companies, their boards, and investors. The Latham ESG team combines cross-sector legal and commercial acumen to help clients drive value through their ESG strategies, while carefully addressing and mitigating risk. 

Our cross-disciplinary approach draws on Latham’s experienced team of regulatory, transactional, and litigation practitioners to provide a comprehensive offering that helps clients align with the many facets of ESG, including responsible investment, sustainability, and corporate integrity issues.  

Given the complexity of ESG issues and opportunities, Latham utilizes a number of machine-learning resources to offer cutting-edge, innovative solutions that help companies map their risk profile and identify specific areas of focus. This data complements our extensive experience working with NGOs, government officials, investors, and companies around the globe, resulting in market-leading ESG advice and counsel.

Helping clients make smart decisions about ESG 

Latham can quickly mobilize teams across jurisdictions to navigate:

  • Board counselling, including activist response and strategy
  • Corporate strategic risk assessments 
  • Corporate integrity and compliance
  • Defense of mass torts and securities claims
  • Employment guidance
  • Environmental regulatory compliance 
  • Environmental Justice Counseling and Compliance
  • GHG accounting and carbon neutrality
  • Global investigations  
  • Human rights compliance
  • Investment portfolio risk assessments and responsible investment
  • Power purchase agreements
  • Public company reporting
  • Renewable energy projects
  • Supply chain management and circular economy strategies
  • Sustainable and green finance
  • Tax credits for sustainable investments

Our Experience

Awards & Rankings

Beyond a check-the-box exercise

Increasingly, environmental, social, and governance (ESG) issues are becoming core business priorities for companies, their boards, and investors. The Latham ESG team combines cross-sector legal and commercial acumen to help clients drive value through their ESG strategies, while carefully addressing and mitigating risk. 

Our cross-disciplinary approach draws on Latham’s experienced team of regulatory, transactional, and litigation practitioners to provide a comprehensive offering that helps clients align with the many facets of ESG, including responsible investment, sustainability, and corporate integrity issues.  

Given the complexity of ESG issues and opportunities, Latham utilizes a number of machine-learning resources to offer cutting-edge, innovative solutions that help companies map their risk profile and identify specific areas of focus. This data complements our extensive experience working with NGOs, government officials, investors, and companies around the globe, resulting in market-leading ESG advice and counsel.

Helping clients make smart decisions about ESG 

Latham can quickly mobilize teams across jurisdictions to navigate:

  • Board counselling, including activist response and strategy
  • Corporate strategic risk assessments 
  • Corporate integrity and compliance
  • Defense of mass torts and securities claims
  • Employment guidance
  • Environmental regulatory compliance 
  • Environmental Justice Counseling and Compliance
  • GHG accounting and carbon neutrality
  • Global investigations  
  • Human rights compliance
  • Investment portfolio risk assessments and responsible investment
  • Power purchase agreements
  • Public company reporting
  • Renewable energy projects
  • Supply chain management and circular economy strategies
  • Sustainable and green finance
  • Tax credits for sustainable investments
  • Latham Advises on Environmental Finance Awards’ Impact Initiative of the Year and ESG Innovation of the Year - July 23, 2020
  • Firm Recognized as 2020 Green Lease Leader - June 06, 2020
  • Latham Advises on Two Deals of the Year at Environmental Finance’s Green, Social and Sustainability Bond Awards 2020 - April 15, 2020
  • Microsoft Recognizes Latham as “Most Innovative” for Diversity - October 28, 2019
  • Latham Wins Impact Deal and Innovation of the Year at Capital Relief Trade Awards - October 17, 2019

“Acts for an impressive array of leading corporates, energy companies and investors.” Lauded for “strong ESG expertise."

Chambers 2020

Events

2022 Proxy Season: Strategically Preparing for the Upcoming SeasonInstitute for Energy Law's 72nd Annual Oil and Gas Law Conference

Media Coverage

The Greening of Private Equity: The Watt and the WhyEnvironmental, Social, and Governance Matters: The Rapidly Evolving ESG Reporting LandscapeChina Adopts New Approach to Environmental Governance

News

Latham & Watkins Advises Carlyle on ESG-linked Credit FacilityLatham Advises on Adani Green Energy Limited’s Maiden Bond Offering Latham & Watkins Advises on India’s First Sustainable AT1 Notes Issuance

Thought Leadership

6 Sustainability Takeaways in EU Antitrust & RegulatorySingapore, Hong Kong Stock Exchanges Aim to Enhance Climate DisclosuresSEC Approves Nasdaq’s Board Diversity Proposal

Webcasts & Podcasts

Podcast – Energy & Infrastructure: How Will EP4 Affect Projects in High-Income Countries?2021 Proxy Season: Lessons Learned and Coming AttractionsPodcast – Energy & Infrastructure: Will the Market Sustain its Interest in Sustainability-Linked Bonds?