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For many years our Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) programme has been a reflection of these activities. As conceptual frameworks for corporate responsibility and sustainability have evolved in business, so too has our approach. We want to build on the solid foundation of our rich heritage of giving back to the community. As a forward thinking firm, we are keen stay ahead. In 2020 we took the decision to evolve our CSR programme into something more. We want to voluntarily integrate social and environmental concerns into our decision making and our mainstream operations. We strive to continue to take responsibility for our impact on society and to integrate sustainable and responsible business practices into all of our decision making as a firm.

We understand that sustainability is a journey not just for us, but for all businesses today. Our clients are at various stages of their own Environmental, Social and Corporate Governance (ESG) journeys. We advise on sustainable finance and what the ESG legislative measure mean for asset managers. For more information please click here.

Governance of our Sustainable Business programme is important to us. Our Sustainable Business Programme is overseen by the firm’s Sustainable Business Committee which consists of senior partners and business leaders from across the firm that report directly to the firm’s Management Committee. The programme is co-ordinated by a dedicated Sustainable Business Manager and is implemented by a number of sub committees with staff representation from all areas of the firm. Through this diversity we ensure success.

Arthur Cox Sustainable Business Impact Report 2020/21

The Arthur Cox Sustainable Business Impact Report 2020/21 examines our achievements and progress over the past year. We have mapped our activities across the four internationally recognised core dimensions of a sustainable business programme: Community, Workplace, Marketplace and the Environment.

We are excited about our future journey on the road to a more sustainable future, but we acknowledge that this is a journey and there is still much more to be done. The aim of this report is to demonstrate our impact over the past financial year and to communicate our commitment to sustainable outcomes for our business, our people, the environment and the communities in which we operate.

Our Sustainable Business Programme

Charitable Activities

When it comes to working with charities, we firmly believe in partnerships because that means there are benefits for everyone involved.
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Volunteering Activities

Our people want to contribute to the community in which we do business as a firm. Volunteering is part of the fabric of our culture at Arthur Cox.
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Pro Bono

Pro Bono work at Arthur Cox is an integral part of our sustainable business strategy. We believe that universal access to justice is essential to the rule of law.
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Environment

For us environmental sustainability involves the integration of environmentally sustainable activities as a key part of our decision making for our business.
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