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Clifford Chance

Clifford Chance

Sustainability & ESG Services

Working together to protect and create your sustainable growth


Climate change

We work with businesses in all sectors on net zero strategies including carbon projects and carbon trading, clean and low carbon investment opportunities, climate change due diligence, regulatory requirements and risk mitigation relating to climate change.


Energy transition

We advise clients on the full breadth of energy transition-related opportunities from a project financing and development, regulatory, M&A, joint venture and construction standpoint. We advise on investment protection and the associated risks of transition.

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Sustainable finance

We advise clients globally across all types of sustainable finance products, from green bonds to sustainability-linked and other financings, and the risks surrounding ESG-related disclosures, statements and due diligence.

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Business & human rights

We assist on the use of business and human rights frameworks to manage social issues when implementing ESG strategies. We advise on the emerging regulation of business-related human rights impacts and on the risks of litigation when harms to rights occur.

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Inclusion & diversity

We recognise that getting inclusion and diversity right for is no longer only an economic and cultural imperative. We advise on the increased regulation and the governance of inclusion and diversity across multiple jurisdictions.

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Stakeholder governance

We advise clients across the full-spectrum of stakeholder governance-related opportunities, risks and compliance issues, whether they arise in deal-specific contexts such as M&A or restructuring, or where effective stakeholder governance is needed for to effect change on ESG issues.

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