Support for sustainability, investment, fiduciary, and corporate social responsibility initiatives
We are a consultancy providing legal and communications support for sustainable and socially responsible investing and shareholder advocacy. Our clients include institutional investors, pension funds, investment firms and funds, coalitions, nongovernmental organizations, and labor unions/funds.
Examples of our services include:
• Support for shareholder resolutions and engagement.
• Review of corporate environmental, social and governance disclosures to investors, and enforcement/grievance mechanisms including whistleblowers.
We aid in the drafting of shareholder resolutions on public health, environment and human rights, and defend the resolutions against challenges at the Securities and Exchange Commission.
We advise investors, NGO’s, coalitions, labor unions and policymakers on strategies to hold multinational corporations and local businesses accountable on environmental and social issues. We are especially interested and engaged on current developments regarding bylaw amendments, sustainability risk, web 2.0 and ESG accounting and disclosure.
We help to broker and draft agreements with companies to improve their environmental, social or governance practices.
VETTING OF DOCUMENTS
Review of publications and filings to ensure accuracy and legal defensibility.
CORPORATE PROFILING AND ACCOUNTABILITY STRATEGIES
Preparation of public and private analyses of corporate environmental and social issues, based on regulatory filings, reporting to shareholders and other public and private sources.