There is a growing need for businesses to take a more active role in addressing societal issues. Stakeholders expect those they do business with to make progress with respect to social impact, sustainability, carbon footprint, etc. These expectations extend beyond your own organizations to include their vendors and suppliers.
Our Working Group Social Impact and Sustainability is co-chaired by Pamela Cone, Founder and CEO of Amity Advisory, a social impact and sustainability consultancy to the legal industry, and Orazio Difruscolo, Head Claims Legal Sourcing at Swiss Re.
Our Focus as an Industry Working Group
What is the role of the legal industry in addressing these issues? How does an organization's behavior influence buying decisions? What steps should procurement take to help influence the behavior of its vendors and suppliers, including law firms?
What the legal industry can (and should) do about social impact & sustainability
Expert Roundtable discussion with Adam Roy Gordon, SDG Advocate and Engagement Director for the United Nations Global Compact's U.S. Network, Carol Kazmer Liffman, Founder and Principal, Liffman Advisory, Arnaud Brohe, CEO CO2logic Inc., Author of The Handbook of Carbon Accounting, moderated by Pamela Cone, Founder and CEO, Amity Advisory.
What clients want law firms to do about social impact and sustainability
Get Inspired by Industry Leaders in sustainability and social impact:
Each of us has the power to affect change when engaging outside legal counsel. In this video, Pamela Cone (Amity Advisory) explains how to assess your outside legal counsel to encourage greater progress toward solving societal challenges. If not us, then who? If not now, then when?
Pamela Cone (Amity Advisory) asks Nathan Darling (Beveridge & Diamond) how his firm embraces sustainability and what they do to have the most social impact:
Pam Cone (Amity Advisory) asks Gayatri Joshi (Law Firm Sustainability Network) about the association's work with law firms and the American Legal Industry Sustainability Standard (ALISS) assessment: