ESG & Impact

Delivering results at the intersection of ESG and impact and the bottom line

Our ESG & Impact practice was one of the first in the legal sector. We are committed to helping clients achieve long-term success by developing strategies and implementing solutions that meet evolving regulatory and social expectations, advance goals for impact and responsible investing and corporate philanthropy, and generate superior long-term returns. 

Companies that account for ESG factors are likely to be more innovative. They are also more likely to have committed workforces and strong relationships with their stakeholders. This is not only because consumers, investors, regulators, and employees are increasingly focused on sustainability, but also because ESG considerations can have a material impact on financial performance.

Browse the Areas of Focus section below for an overview of our comprehensive offerings – and connect with our ESG & Impact team to let us know how we can help.

Areas of Focus

  • Foundation formation and ongoing guidance
  • Cause marketing campaigns and commercial co-ventures
  • Governance and policy development
  • Disaster relief and scholarship programs
  • Donor-advised funds
  • Collaborations between for-profit and non-profit entities

  • Limited partner engagement, including due diligence response
  • ESG and impact PPM provisions
  • Marketing review
  • Blended finance
  • Regulatory advice (e.g., SFDR, SEC rules, Community Reinvestment Act)

  • ESG policies, procedures, and programs
  • ESG disclosures, reporting, and ratings
  • Corporate governance
  • Shareholder activism
  • Public benefit corporation and B. Corp. status
  • Regulatory requirements
  • Privacy, data protection, and cybersecurity
  • Financial inclusion
  • Preparation for exit (IPO or acquisition)

  • ESG policies and procedures
  • ESG programs, including DEI
  • Limited partner engagement, including due diligence response
  • Portfolio company training, support, and oversight
  • “Soft law” requirements (e.g., UN Principles for Responsible Investment)

  • ESG term sheet provisions
  • ESG due diligence
  • Impact-specific deal documentation
  • Impact measurement (KPIs)
  • Side letter negotiation
  • Post-closing ESG remediation