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Mishcon leads law firms in global sustainability push

Posted on 17 March 2023

Managing Partner James Libson spoke to Legal Futures about the Sustainable Markets Initiative's launch of a Legal Task Force to accelerate action on climate change and nature recovery. Read the SMI announcement here.

Having recruited Clifford Chance, DLA Piper, Ashurst, Pinsent Masons and Taylor Wessing, Mr Libson, who chairs the task force, said he wanted law firms based outside the UK to join, including from the Global South. He said the aim was to get “law firms working together on structural solutions” which would allow environmental activists to “be pointing in the same way as the big corporations” on some of the key issues in terms of governance and legislation. “I hope we can create a space where we can talk together to effect real change.”

Mr Libson said an important feature of the SMI was to make sure that initiatives were manageable and “stuff is done, rather than just talk is done”.

Read the full article here.

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