Weightmans improves ESG literacy with bespoke training programme
National law firm Weightmans has further embedded the principles of ESG into its business practices with the introduction of an ESG competency…
National law firm Weightmans has further embedded the principles of ESG into its business practices with the introduction of an ESG competency programme designed to continuously upskill its lawyers.
The interactive workshops began on Tuesday 7 February and were delivered to departments across the firm – each covering issues and topics specific to that department and client base. As a Signatory to the United Nations Global Compact initiative, the firm’s programme will cover the ways in which individuals can support the ten principles, the wider ESG 'landscape', mega-trends and system pressures, resources to help teams navigate challenges and source opportunities for clients within the ESG sphere.
Weightmans Partner and ESG program lead Simon Colvin said:
“As a purpose led law firm, we see the possibility in collaborating with the like-minded clients and businesses to collectively progress in relation to ESG and on the UN Sustainable Development Goals. This action space needs a combination of will and skills!
“So, while we have been focusing to advance our actions for ESG integration into the firm, we recognise that to do our best, lawyers need upskilling to catch up with the evolving business climate to drive holistic sustainable development.”
Weightmans is working with its in-house ESG Manager, Abhay Srivastava and learning partners, Christina Bartholomew and Aimée Girdwood from Stories Evolved in delivering the bespoke ESG workshops.
Christina Bartholomew said:
“In this ESG for the Financial Services Programme, we’ll decode ESG and explore why leading on sustainability matters to your clients, the banking and finance section, and you. We’ll look at the megatrends driving an increased focus on ESG in this sector and how some of Weightmans’ clients are looking to respond to the myriad regulatory, business, and reputational risks a sustainability transition presents. Finally, we’ll explore how you can use ESG to maintain & grow your competitive edge in attracting clients, new matters & talent.”