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Inclusion & diversity

Improving the gender balance in our firm across all offices and at all levels of seniority is a top priority.

We continue to devise and implement targeted and tailored strategies that will deliver on our goal of an equality of opportunity, aspiration and experience. We are proud to be a majority women firm but we know we must work to ensure that this is reflected at all levels of our business.


Working towards a more equitable AI future

As part of our 2024 International Women's Day celebrations, we hosted a panel discussion covering "Women in Tech: Designing the Future of Fair Inclusive AI". Leading female pioneers at the intersection of technology and artificial intelligence shared their personal experiences, discussed the importance of building responsible algorithms, and emphasised the need for diverse voices in shaping the future of AI.

Clifford Chance advises pro bono on the world's largest Orange Bond by Impact Investment Exchange

Asia Pacific

Our Capital Markets team has advised on Impact Investment Exchange (IIX) Women's Livelihood Bond™ (WLB) 6, which marks the world's largest orange bond. Not only has it brought about meaningful change in the lives of women and girls in the Global South, it has also transformed the landscape of impact investing.

Proceeds from WLB6 will be used to promote the growth of women-focused businesses, sustainable livelihoods, peace, prosperity, and the planet.

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Accelerate>>> UK launches new Allies programme


Our allies network consists of a group of male lawyers and business professionals sign up to work actively with Accelerate>>> to help to achieve gender parity and to share how men can get involved with events, share best practice and provide allyship to drive gender equity.

International Women's Day


We are proud to mark International Women's Day as part of our annual campaign as we believe gender parity is good for our people, good for our clients, and a key part of Clifford Chance's success.

Our commitments

The rule of law and boardroom diversity

Business the world over is placing gender diversity higher up the agenda. It is an increasing demand from all stakeholders, from employees to customers – and is just good business; diverse boards are proven to be more innovative and profitable. Read more from Floris van de Bult, Janice Goh and Amy Bird on how we advise clients on how best to navigate the regulatory patchwork.

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Our global gender parity group, Accelerate>>>, is committed to taking bold actions to accelerate the pace of change towards gender parity and drive forward an inclusive and diverse culture. It's about all of us contributing to a culture, where everybody has the opportunity to succeed.

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Accelerate>>>'s strategic pillars

  • Institutional Change: Increas​ing representation of women in senior positions and expanding inclusiveness
  • Knowledge: Raising awareness and understanding of Accelerate>>>, its strategy, and the importance of its aims
  • Connections: Networking, sponsorship and role models
  • Visibility: Increasing the visibility of women both internally and externally​

  • Pro Bono: Supporting women and the advancement of women's rights and parity through pro bono work and community outreach projects
  • Action by All: Creating change by engaging everyone across the Clifford Chance network and leveraging all of the firm's expertise, talent and resources

Our insights

The latest points of view from our people on our responsible business activities

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