Morrison Foerster has been named one of Asia’s Top 15 ESG Law Firms by Asian Legal Business (ALB) in its inaugural 2023 rankings. With Asian law firms playing a leading role in guiding clients through regulatory environmental, social, and governance (ESG) risks and opportunities, ALB has spotlighted 15 firms that are delivering exceptional legal services in the ESG space.
A leader in sustainability and social change for over 20 years, Morrison Foerster is at the forefront of climate change and ESG investing, providing a holistic approach to ESG service delivery. The firm is a recognized industry leader, globally and in Asia, working towards a more sustainable future, and well known as the go-to legal resource for social enterprises, impact investors, and private and public companies that are committed to getting it right with regard to ESG standards. Morrison Foerster helps clients move beyond “philanthropy on the side” by fundamentally changing how investors invest, how companies operate, and how all of us view sustainability. The firm does this not just because it is the right thing to do, but because without a shift in policy and practice, companies and investors will find themselves unable to effectively compete, implement successful business strategies, or attract top talent.
The firm’s Asia ESG Group was recognized for its continued involvement in groundbreaking initiatives, including its recent partnership with AVCJ to survey 100 Asia-headquartered fund general partners with US$1 billion+ AUM to gain their insights on how ESG considerations are impacting their investments and the market. The survey results give fund managers an opportunity to benchmark themselves compared to their peers and provide practical action points for funds to navigate ESG issues.
The honor is one of several received by the firm’s global ESG Group, including recently being shortlisted by the Financial Times in the FT Innovative Lawyers North America 2022 Awards for “Innovation in ESG” and being presented with the Environment & Sustainability: Innovation Award at the Chambers Diversity & Inclusion Awards: North America 2022.View the full list of firms named in the ALB’s Top 15 ESG Law Firms on the publication’s website.
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