Alfaro Abogados (Argentina) participated in WLG | impact '23 not only in June, but year round! Learn more.
Arias (Costa Rica) hosted Eco-Thursday at the office to generate awareness and implement initiatives that support the planet. Activities included carpooling, bottle cap collection, environmental talks, green jeans days, and a bake sale.
Arnold & Porter (Washington, DC, USA) has continued its long-standing commitment to advancing women in the legal industry through concerted efforts to develop and grow an internal pipeline of accomplished women professionals poised to take on leadership roles inside and outside the firm.
AZB & Partners (India) planted a tree for every lawyer in their firm during WLG | impact.
Bae, Kim & Lee LLC (“BKL”) (South Korea) and its public interest foundation, Dongcheon Foundation, helped restore the ecological community at Yeoiduo Saetgang Ecological Park, Korea's first urban ecological park created to preserve the ecosystem.
In 2021, Bahas, Gramatidis & Partners (Greece) launched the fundraising project "Replanting the Traditional Olive Grove of Amissa. The Ancient Olympia area suffered catastrophic fires resulting in the destruction of 450,000 olive trees. Bahas, Gramatidis & Partners, with the support of donors, was able to donate 135,000 new olive trees to help the 1,770 affected farmers and their families.
Bech-Bruun (Denmark) developed their BB impact program for WLG | impact '23.
Bruchou & Funes de Rioja (Argrentina) participated in a waste electrical and electronic equipment reduction project amongst all its members.
To encourage new blood donors and regular blood donations, Campbells LLP (Cayman Islands) will hold a firm-wide blood drive initiative in September to highlight the importance of regular blood donations to keep stocks and quality of donations high.
During WLG | impact '23 CMS Belgium has been granted a silver medal from Ecovadis.
Representatives from Chandler MHM (Thailand) have been regularly visiting schools in Thailand to provide a broad range of support. The support has included developing the school gardens to grow vegetables which will supplement the school lunch programs.
CMS Germany hosted WLG | regional Stuttgart '23 in their Green office in Suttgart. In alliance with the location, the sessions revolved around ESG.
CMS Netherlands hosted seminars, created an ESG guide, and became Ecovadis certified for WLG | impact '23.
CMS Switzerland (again) completed their sustainability challenge. This is part of an annual initiative designed to enhance ESG awareness across all practices starting this year.
Cuatrecasas (Spain) launched several initiatives in the last year to align its services with its clients' challenges and the objectives of the Paris Agreement, including registering its carbon footprint, designing a sustainable mobility plan, designing a circular economy plan, and committing to helping clients with their ESG strategies.
Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg LLP's (Canada - Québec) students planned and participated in various events in support of charitable organizations.
ENSafrica's (South Africa) 2023 initiative aligned with two of the UN Sustainable Development Goals: Decent Work and Economic Growth (Goal 8) and Sustainable Cities and Communities (Goal 11).
Faegre Drinker (Illinois, U.S.A.) ran their Native Pollinator Garden Program to promote the repopulation of communities with native plants that support pollinators. During the program, those who bought native pollinator plants June 12–30 were reimbursed up to $30 by the firm.
Formosa Transnational (Taiwan) has been working toward a sustainable workplace since 2021. For WLG | impact '23, the firm assisted the Taiwanese government in drawing up regulations for environmental sustainability and carbon neutrality, and more.
This spring, Goodmans LLP (Ontario, Canada) participated in a litter collection initiative through the City of Toronto, “Clean Toronto Together."
Gianni & Origoni (Italy) participated in WLG | impact '23 through their Lets GOP initiative.
Gross Brown (Paraguay) participated in a recycling and improving the quality of life program for WLG | impact '23.
Over the past few years, Greenberg Glusker (California - U.S.A.) has held creative and innovative campaigns to raise funds for the Food Bank. It has taken the shape of the Pie a Partner challenge, the Attorney Karaoke challenge, and Lip Sync Battles. This year, they held an in-person event in their offices—Casino Night!
The firm is recognized for powering its U.S. offices with 100% renewable energy as certified by the Center for Resource Solutions Green-e® Energy program and is a member of the U.S. EPA’s Green Power Partnership Program.
For its project, Guyer & Regules (Uruguay) partnered with Abito, an organization in charge of collecting and managing Guyer & Regules waste and further segregating to ensure proper treatment through recycling and composting.
Hergüner Bilgen Üçer Attorney Partnership (Turkey) assisted in recovery efforts for regions in Turkey that were hit by an earthquake.
Herzog Fox & Neeman (Israel) completed a two-pronged impact project this year. For Independence Day, all staff received multi-use picnic sets to encourage getting outdoors without using disposablIn June, a group of staff from all different departments of the firm attacked a weeded thorny plot to create a vegetable and spice garden for a youth club in Tel Aviv.
Hunton Andrews Kurth (Texas, USA) hosted various events/projects across many of its US offices as part of WLG | impact '23.
Locke Lord LLP (Boston - Massachusetts) participated in several activities for WLG | impact '23 committed by committing to giving back to the communities in which they work and live through a considerable investment of time and resources in making sure their business initiatives are part of creating a better world around them.
Mason Hayes & Curran (Ireland) participated in Sandymount Beach Clean-up with Clean Coasts— a featured event that took place during MHC Green Month (May 2023) involving 30 staff members
MinterEllison (Australia) continued to participate in the The Chancery Lane Project for WLG | impact '23.
MinterEllisonRuddWatts (New Zealand) is committed to reducing their carbon footprint. They used the month of June to highlight different initiatives everyone can do to help reduce their carbon emissions.
Due to the high temperatures, rains and overflowing rivers caused by Cyclone Yaku and climate change, many people on the northern Peruvian coast lost their homes, animals, and crops where they were engaged in subsistence agriculture. A team of ten members of Payet, Rey, Cauvi, Pérez Abogados (Peru) traveled to the communities of Íllimo and Jayanca, in the department of Lambayeque, and provided free legal advice to residents affected by the rains.
Pellerano Nadal (Dominican Republic) participated in Tapitas x Quimio.
International Coastal Cleanup Day is an annual event held in September to raise awareness of the importance of protecting the coastal environment. As part of this initiative, PLMJ (Portugal) launched a campaign in June to encourage its staff to take part in one of four beach clean-up initiatives in September in Porto, Lisbon, Faro, and Luanda.
Santamarina y Steta (Mexico) will host a walk or race among employees and their families across Mexico office locations.
Setterwalls (Sweden) donated extra to Vi-Agroforestry by planting ten trees every day of the month of June to support the essential work in improving the climate.
Following last year's successful tree planting activity, Shearn Delamore & Co. (Malaysia), in partnership with the Forest Research Institute Malaysia (FRIM), a leading institution in tropical forestry research in the world, continued to raise awareness of the importance of a green and sustainable environment by organizing another tree planting event in the third quarter of this year.
Sołtysiński Kawecki & Szlęzak (Poland) employees completed a physical activity challenges to collect points— the points were donated through PLN1 (pollen cryptocurrency) to plant trees.
Sorainen (The Baltics) reduced their carbon footprint by challenging team members to walk or bike to work and celebrating World Bicycle Day on June 3.
As part of WLG ׀ impact ‘23, Soulier Avocats (France) partnered with the soccer division of the multi-sports club called Rhodia-Vaise Club to host a cleaning session.
SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan (Philippines), in partnership with the Department of Natural Resources and the Philippine Business for Social Progress (PBSP), held an orientation on “The Role of Forests in Climate Change Mitigation and Adaption,” for SyCipLaw’s legal and non-legal staff on June 27, 2023.
Taylor Wessing (Germany) combined the social dimension of sustainability with the ecological dimension and focused on the topic of sustainable mobility.
Urenda, Rencoret, Orrego y Dörr (Chile) enhanced their existing recycling programs for paper, water drums, and ink toners, while also introducing new recycling programs for batteries and coffee grounds.
TozziniFreire (Brazil) promoted environmental awareness through art and innovation. They hosted their annual photography contest (this year marks 8 years!), and the theme was “Sustainability."
About one in seven people entering a hospital need blood, and just one pint of blood can save three lives. To help with this need, VILAF (Vietnam) held a blood drive for WLG | impact.
WongPartnership LLP (Singapore) embarked on a carbon-neutral firm trip to Seoul, South Korea in August. Over three months before the firm trip, every firm member has endeavored to reduce 700 kg of carbon dioxide emissions each, equivalent to the carbon dioxide emissions each passenger will generate on an economy class roundtrip flight to Seoul.
The World Law Group Staff Team participated in WLG | impact '23 by either joining a local initiative in their communities and writing about their experience in a blog post or interviewing a local organization that is working on sustainable practices and writing a blog post.