Clifford Chance's overarching vision is to become both the leader of the emerging elite group of international law firms and to be regarded as one of the world's leading professional services organisations. But to achieve these twin ambitions means tackling a third: to be the law firm whose corporate responsibility (CR) activities are most closely aligned with the way it does business.
This is not just about doing the right thing, though that is important to us, too.
The advantages this brings are clear. We will be able to attract and retain the best people. We will all develop as individuals through expanding our horizons beyond our commercial role. We will foster even closer and more trusting relationships with our clients – especially when we undertake joint CR activities. And we can make a real difference to the lives of people less fortunate than ourselves.
Our CR strategy is underpinned by our Principles and has three main strands – people, community and the environment.
Our people strategy looks inwardly at our responsibilities to our employees, particularly with regard to the critical themes of development and diversity.
Our community strategy embraces not only our charitable and volunteering initiatives but also our pro bono activity. Three themes lie at its heart – increasing access to justice, access to finance and access to education. The Clifford Chance Foundation also supports these three areas.
Our environment strategy recognises the impact our business has on the environment, as well as ensures we stand up to the scrutiny of our clients, whom we often advise on such matters.
Each year we issue a Corporate Responsibility Report which charts how we as a Firm have performed against the targets we set ourselves. These targets are ambitious and pretty tough to achieve in what are challenging economic times - but that's no bad thing. It's only through stretching ourselves that we will be recognised as a leader and a pioneer in corporate responsibility among our peers.
Clifford Chance conseille HSBC France sur son émission obligataire
20 December 2013
Clifford Chance advises HSBC France on its bond issue
20 December 2013
Clifford Chance picks Hope and Homes for Children as winner of Access to Justice Award 2013
19 December 2013
Clifford Chance named Restructuring & Insolvency law Firm of the Year
11 November 2013
Clifford Chance has won Finance Monthly Deal Maker of the Year Award 2013
6 November 2013
Clifford Chance has won International Law Firm of the Year at the African Legal Awards 2013 held in South Africa on 24 October.
24 October 2013