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ESG & Sustainability

Helping you navigate the changing economic, environmental, social and governance landscape to ensure the ongoing development and success of your business.

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Climate change, including mitigation and adaptation issues, are core considerations across all sectors. This is accelerating the transition towards a low-carbon and climate resilient future.



Dynamic social issues, such as human rights, diversity and well-being, give rise to a range of economic, legal and regulatory points for businesses to analyse and address.



Effective governance is now a priority for businesses. This requires advice and support to identify ESG issues most material to the business and to deal with fast-developing sustainability implications.



Sustainability issues encompass the full range of economic, environmental, social and governance issues. It is about meeting the needs of the present, without compromising the future.

Climate Action


Climate Action

Regulatory compliance, risk analysis, boardroom governance, strategic project delivery, horizon scanning. We can help you manage risks and exploit opportunities from the climate imperative.


The immediate imperative of tackling the global climate and environmental crisis is this generation's defining task. The next number of years will see climate and ESG transformative policies and requirements affect our clients across all aspects of the economy. The EU's commitment is that no area of the economy will be left untouched and no-one will be left behind.


  • Advising on the development of over 5GW of Offshore Wind projects

    acting for Parkwind in the development of Oriel Windfarm, EDF/Fred Olsen on the development of Codling Offshore Windpark and Iberdrola/DP Energy on the development of Inis Ealga, Shelmalere and Clarus Offshore Windfarms.

  • (Re)insurers, fund managers, credit institutions and other regulated entities

    on all aspects of ESG and sustainability-related requirements and regulatory expectations including under SFDR and the Taxonomy Regulation, Solvency II, the Insurance Distribution Directive and MiFID.

  • IPUT

    on its first real estate green financing based on the LMA’s Green Loan Principles.

  • SDCL Green Energy Solutions Fund LP

    on the establishment of an Irish limited partnership managed by Sustainable Development Capital LLP with the purposes of investing in sustainable energy infrastructure, and completion of inaugural rounds of debt and equity funding.

  • Advising the owner of 76 Sir John Rogerson's Quay

    in relation to the lettings and the ultimate sale of the LEED v4 Gold certified building.

  • A number of Boards of large and medium sized Irish corporates

    on ESG regulatory and compliance horizon scanning and on preparing for the corporate sustainability due diligence directive and the corporate sustainability reporting directive.

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