Head of Responsible Business
Change is the only thing you can be certain of. How you prepare and react to it will often determine the success of your business.
That’s why we’ll provide you with more than expert legal advice, you’ll get a trusted partner that delivers innovative solutions to your business challenges, giving you stability, reassurance and the opportunity to achieve your commercial goals.
Understanding the commercial, business, social, and professional landscape changes are important, but we never lose sight of changes needed closer to home. It’s good for our business – and yours.
Having a wide variety of people brings a diverse range of opinions and life experiences to the table - things we can use to create better solutions for you.
We have proactively engaged with trusted partners and our colleagues at Brook Graham to promote greater diversity, champion inclusion and expand our pay gap reporting to include gender, sexual orientation, race and ethnicity and disability.
This commitment to being a responsible employer not only flows through our business, it extends out to our suppliers too, as we encourage them to follow our lead.
You can read about how we’re supporting others outside our firm, in our 'Change please’ story.
Responsible business is part of our DNA. It's what we aspire to. But what's also encouraging is, we're finding that doing business the right way often means mores success in business. We see that in the way our clients question our supply chain, it's important to them.
To help improve the mental health and wellbeing of employees in the legal and banking sector and beyond, we collaborated with Barclays and Addleshaw Goddard to set up The Mindful Business Charter. It invites companies to commit to a set of principles centred on improved communication, respect for rest periods, considerate delegation of tasks and management of deadlines.
It’s something we are very proud of, so we were thrilled when it helped us win the ‘Best New Workplace Approach to Mental Health’ award at the ‘This Can Happen 2020 Awards’.
In ‘doing business the right way’, we’ve also made a commitment to The United Nations Global Compact in areas of human rights, labour, anti-corruption and the environment.
We know we can’t change the world, but by doing our bit and working with other responsible businesses like yours, we can both play our part.
You can read more about the Sustainable Development Goals we are contributing to and our progress in our 2021 Responsible Business report.