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Mishcon Purpose

Managing risk, creating value, transitioning to sustainability.

Our commitment, your purpose: shaping a resilient and sustainable future.

Mishcon Purpose is a specialist sustainability business integrating lawyers and environmental, social and governance (ESG) experts. We use the power of the law combined with ESG advice and purpose-driven insight to help our clients meet and navigate the risks and opportunities presented by a rapidly changing world.

Our own core values and stated purpose, "to enable our clients and our people to shape the world's possibilities" reflect our belief that lawyers should play an active role in affecting a resilient and sustainable future. We have a reputation for taking a position, having a wider view, and for backing our clients fearlessly at times of change. We view sustainability and ESG as indispensable board-level considerations for responsible, resilient and successful businesses and families, as well as for governments and regulators.

We are experts in advising clients on risk. We help our clients address the challenges of today and tomorrow by drawing on our deep experience and expert networks to identify, assess, prioritise and appropriately address risk. However, we know ESG is more than just risk mitigation, and are acutely involved in the development of integrated value propositions for clients transitioning to sustainability.

Mishcon Purpose operates as an integrated hub within the firm, drawing on our established areas of expertise, to provide three core services: Purpose Advisory, Purpose Leadership and Purpose Litigation.

Helping leaders and fiduciaries understand the changing nature of their duties, and how to manage risk and grow value in meeting them.

Our senior team works with leaders and boards to inform and educate them on how fiduciary duties are changing in response to increasing expectations from regulators, customers, employees and other stakeholders. From introductory education sessions and workshops to detailed governance reviews and developing integrated value models, we take a legally-led approach to enable leaders to cut through the noise, identify the material issues, and deliver.

Helping business to incorporate material environmental, social and governance considerations into business strategy, to mitigate risk and create stakeholder value.

We use our Mishcon Purpose Framework to enable clients to mitigate risk and create value. The Mishcon Purpose Framework is a global "standard" for Environmental, Social and Governance considerations, focussing on governance and management for international businesses. It combines strategic and legal aspects, and it builds on current regulatory regimes and trends, international codes and frameworks, and best corporate practices.

Elevating standards and practices for social and business value creation and using the law to hold those responsible for harm to account, and to catalyse change.

Purpose Litigation is an innovative approach to identifying, building and funding litigation claims that drive constructive societal change and deliver measurable positive impact. We focus on three core themes: Human Rights and Governance, Environment and Data Rights and Online Accountability.

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