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Clifford Chance

Clifford Chance

Community & pro bono

Widening access to justice, finance, education and a healthy environment

Our market-leading international platform for community and pro bono initiatives delivers structured, well-supported and impactful opportunities for our clients and for our people to act responsibly and work together. We leverage our high-quality legal advice in helping the world's leading NGOs to advance their missions.

Everyone who works at Clifford Chance is encouraged to contribute to our work. Our people tell us consistently that their pro bono and community work improves their professional skills and sense of fulfilment at work. 

Explore more of our highlights in this space below.

2022 Responsible Business Report

Our reporting for the year 2021/2022 showcases how our Responsible Business strategy is deeply embedded in our daily work. We take this opportunity to thank our clients (paying and pro bono) and recognise our people, whose efforts make Clifford Chance a leading international law firm known for the quality of the advice that we deliver and the responsible way that we deliver it.

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Progress in 2021/22

Case studies

Developing our people

Our pro bono work, as well as being a global force for good, is instrumental in honing our lawyers’ client skills. David Alfrey is one of our lawyers finding that impactful pro bono work also delivers personal career development.

"Working closely with clients such as the Centre for Sport and Human Rights, the Lifescape Project, the Taskforce for Nature-related Financial Disclosures and the Science Based Targets Initiative has allowed me to learn a great deal about governance, fiduciary duties and company growth. I have learned more about how companies work and run – and challenged myself to evolve my legal knowledge and skills."

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Rewarding SDG alignment

Our first ever UN Sustainable Development Goals Environment Award is helping the Plan Vivo Foundation achieve emissions reductions of 7 million tonnes of CO2.

Plan Vivo enables communities to access carbon finance in return for emissions reductions generated through sustainable community land-use projects. The Award will help Plan Vivo scale up its operations.

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Reporting library

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Our insights

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

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Our commitments

Mapping our objectives

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