OUR COMMITMENT TO SUSTAINABILITY & ESG

As a leading law firm, we at Allen & Gledhill recognise that we have the resources and the talent to create a positive impact on the society and community which we live in, work in, and are accountable to.

We are committed to doing business responsibly. Towards that end, we were the first law firm in South-east Asia to be admitted as a signatory to the United Nations Global Compact in 2021, and we strive to uphold the Ten Principles of the global compact.

It is important that everyone in our Firm participates in our Sustainability & ESG efforts, guided by a strategy and roadmap developed through external consultants and supported by our leaders at Allen & Gledhill. We have identified six material topics, namely, Human Capital & Wellbeing, Enabling Clients’ Sustainability, Community Engagement & Pro Bono, Thought Leadership & Innovation, Ethics & Anti-Corruption and Climate Change, and we recognise that they are central to our growth as a responsible and progressive organisation.

To find out more about our CSR programme, please click here.

FIRST SINGAPORE LAW FIRM TO BECOME A SIGNATORY MEMBER OF THE UNGC

As a signatory member of the United Nations Global Compact (UNGC), we align strategies, culture and day-to-day operations of our Firm with globally recognised frameworks such as the UNGC’s Ten Principles on human rights, labour, environment and anti-corruption, and engage in collaborative projects which advance the broader development goals of the United Nations, particularly the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

As part of our commitment to the UNGC, we submit an annual Communication on Progress (COP) that describes our Firm’s efforts in support of the Ten Principles and the broader SDGs.

REDUCING OUR CARBON FOOTPRINT

We strive to be an excellent global citizen and recognise our responsibility to address environmental issues that would have adverse long-term effects on the earth’s ecosystems and the future of our communities. We have commissioned an international consultancy to undertake a rigorous and comprehensive assessment of our Firm’s carbon footprint and impact on greenhouse gas emissions, and map out our own sustainability roadmap ahead.

USEFUL RESOURCES

As part of our learning and sharing culture, we are pleased to share with you a collection of resources that have been specially curated by our Partners on the topic of ESG & Public Policy. These resources are targeted at helping you navigate the legal landscape of ESG, and how to pivot your company so that it may address any ESG related opportunities in its operations

The topic covered were selected by our ESG Partners based on current trends, frequently asked questions about ESG and feedback from clients and range from understanding impact investing through green financing programmes, regulatory issues on climate change, implementing in-house ESG programmes, to sustainable construction and green buildings.

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ARTICLES

No. Titles
1 Singapore Institute of Directors Conference 2021: The Dawn and Permanence of ESG - Why It Matters
2 A Greater Impact: A Guide to ESG in Singapore
3 Key Insights On Initiatives and Developments Following National Day Rally Speech 2021
4 Transition to Low-carbon Electricity Generation Sources: Consultation on Energy (Resilience Measures and Miscellaneous Amendments) Bill
5 SGX Consults on Mandatory Climate and Board Diversity Disclosures
6 Emerging Stronger Taskforce Publishes Recommendations for a Virtually Unlimited and Sustainable Singapore in a Post-Covid-19 Economic Environment
7 Q1 2021 Review - Five Key ESG and Public Policy Developments in Singapore
8 SGX RegCo Expands Enforcement Powers and Mandates Issuers to Have Whistleblowing Policy
9 MAS Proposes to Refine Tier Structure Requirements and Introduce New Remuneration Requirements for Financial Advisory Industry
10 MAS Releases Inaugural Sustainability Report to Chart Strategy on Climate Resilience and Environmental Sustainability
11 Green Finance Industry Taskforce launches guide for climate-related disclosures and framework for green trade finance
12 MAS consults on proposed AML/CFT notices for cross-border business arrangements of capital markets intermediaries under proposed exemption frameworks
13 MAS consults on revisions to corporate governance guidelines for designated financial holding companies, banks, direct insurers, reinsurers and captive insurers
14 MAS revises Technology Risk Management Guidelines to combat heightened cyber risks
15 Singapore-Indonesia Bilateral Investment Treaty enters into force
16 Budget 2021: Key highlights
17 Q4 2020 Review: Five key public policy developments in Singapore
18 Digital Economy Partnership Agreement in force for Singapore and New Zealand from 7 January 2021
19 Vietnam’s new Law on Environmental Protection partially in force from 1 February 2021
20 The Corporate Governance Review (11 Ed, 2021)
21 The International Comparative Legal Guide to Anti-Money Laundering 2020: Singapore chapter
22 Practical Law Employment and Employee Benefits Global Guide – Employment and employee benefits in Singapore
23 Practical Law Regulation of State and Supplementary Pension Schemes in Singapore
24 Practical Law Energy and Natural Resources Global Guide: Oil and Gas Regulation in Singapore – Overview
25 Global Legal Insights to Bribery & Corruption 2020