The rise of Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) issues to the top of board agendas and investor concerns has transformed how organisations approach risk and driven a new focus in internal investigations focused on ESG issues. As a firm, we are uniquely placed to assist in ESG investigations. Home to an award-winning Investigations team, alongside a world-leading sustainability practice in Mishcon Purpose, we are able to act quickly and with a true depth of expertise to provide a comprehensive response.
The reputational and legal risks that attach to ESG issues are various and extend to workers' rights issues, alleged human rights abuses, potential environmental harms, or greenwashing. In practice, the area of greatest risk often relates to an organisation's relationships with third parties, with supply chain issues regularly presenting the trigger for investigation by an organisation.
We recognise that each investigation is different and requires a different approach, especially in an ESG context. We have a globally recognised depth of expertise in investigations work, with experience of acting for organisations of all sizes. We also have the ability to draw on our in-house eDiscovery function, MDR Discover, and in-house analysts at MDR Cyber, to act without delay and in a cost-efficient way.
Finally, in scenarios where remediation is important, our world-leading Mishcon Purpose practice allows clients to draw on unparalleled expertise to integrate strategy and adapt governance and corporate practices going forward.