Sustainability legal services

EY Law teams can help your law department identify and manage risk associated with sustainability ambitions and operations to drive value. They provide a set of services that can be customized to provide knowledgeable legal guidance, operational improvements and scalable support.

How EY teams can help

Law departments are uniquely situated at the nexus of law, policy, investor relations, risk management and business operations.  Increasingly, they are being called on to play a more proactive role in protecting and creating value for the larger organization by helping drive the agenda for the business. This is causing some law departments to expand their involvement in daily business operations and manage non-legal risks in areas lacking clear regulatory guidance. Already facing concerns around talent, workload and budget, the growing volume and complexity of sustainability work is an additional challenge for many law departments.  

EY Law multidisciplinary teams include legal, project management and technology professionals who are at the forefront of regulatory developments and well placed to help clients across industries and around the globe with their growing sustainability needs. A full complement of sustainability legal services is available to law departments and can be customized to help address the highly differentiated sustainability priorities and challenges of your organization.

Legal Advisory Services provide knowledgeable legal advice to help law departments better manage risk and navigate complex and evolving sustainability regulations and issues. EY Legal Function Consulting and Legal Managed Services teams offer strategic guidance and the support of over 1,000 legal professionals to help law departments more efficiently and cost effectively manage growing sustainability workloads.   

EY sustainability services for law departments span four key areas :

Explore the full breadth of our value-led sustainability and ESG services at EY Sustainability

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Our latest thinking

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Focus is expanding on the ESG and sustainability practices of supply chains. Law departments need to be proactive now to mitigate risk. Learn how.

The General Counsel Imperative: How the law department is key in unlocking your sustainability strategy

As sustainability issues increasingly create risk, law departments are expected to play a key role in driving their organization’s compliance.

06 Apr 2022 Cornelius Grossmann
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