ALG to place ESG at the heart of our business
We are really excited to introduce a new Responsible Business strategy that places ESG (environment, social and governance) at the very heart of our business. Called 'Our future with purpose – ALG's commitment to sustainability', the new three-year strategy builds on over ten years of award-winning corporate responsibility projects and initiatives.
Our ambition is to have a more positive impact on society and the planet by integrating ESG into all our decision making and behaviour. What it means to truly be a responsible business is changing rapidly. The climate emergency, widening social inequalities and a deterioration of human rights across the globe means we must place an ESG lens on how we manage and operate our business.
What does this mean for us? It means that we are integrating an ESG decision framework into:
- How we run our business
- The services we deliver
- The external initiatives we support
Our focus will be on reducing inequalities in society and tackling climate change – as these are the two areas where we can maximise our skills and knowledge to have the most impact.
David Widger, ALG's Managing Partner, commented: "Our previous responsible business strategies have delivered projects and initiatives with real impact in the areas of community, diversity and inclusion and the environment. They have also provided much needed pro bono legal services to those who need it most. We will continue to do this but what we're doing with our new strategy is shifting from projects to purpose – how we define our goals and success as a firm. We're reimagining what's required of us as a responsible business and putting ESG at the very heart of our business. Not only is this the right thing to do, but it's important to our own people, to our clients and to society as a whole."
You can read more about our new strategy 'Our future with purpose – ALG's commitment to sustainability' here.
Date published: 12 October 2022