ESG & Impact

As Environment, Social and Governance (ESG) considerations continue to be a priority for nearly every global business, you need a legal partner with experience across all vectors of the impact and sustainability space to help you navigate this complex, evolving landscape. We can help.

Client Successes

  • Advised a major multinational mining company on securities lawsuits in the U.S. and Canada involving alleged misstatements regarding environmental issues in South America.

  • Advised a major extractive company on the identification of salient human rights risks to stakeholders and material human rights risks to the business associated with an asset disposition.

  • Advised responsAbility Investments AG on the $175 million microfinance securitization of which the proceeds will be used to fund financial intermediaries providing capital to 30,000 small businesses and 5.6 million microfinance borrowers, 81% of whom are women.

  • Represented Santander as Administrative Agent and Lead Arranger, BBVA Bancomer as Sustainability Agent and Lead Arranger and 9 other international banks in Fibra Uno’s $1.1 billion revolving credit agreement – the first loan in Latin America arranged in accordance with the Sustainability-Linked Loan Principles.

  • Advised Gabelli Funds LLC with respect to the creation of a mutual fund which pursues an investment strategy focusing on ESG investments.

  • Advised PIMCO with respect to international and domestic policies regarding ESG and sustainable investing criteria, including analysis of various global ESG initiatives and their application to global asset managers.

  • Advising a leading technology company involved in AI and surveillance products on policies and procedures aligned with the UNGPs, the UK Modern Slavery Act, the Voluntary Principles on Security and Human Rights, and other laws and norms.

  • Represented Tala, a venture capital-funded business which uses technology to provide capital to emerging market consumers, on multiple credit facilities, the proceeds of which were used to finance micro consumer loans in emerging markets.

  • Represented BlackIvy Group, a values-driven company that builds and grows commercial enterprises in Sub-Saharan Africa, in connection with equity investments, joint ventures, and other general corporate matters.

  • Advised Kasha Global Inc., an ecommerce organization which provides women in low-income rural areas of emerging markets with access to affordable health and personal care products, on corporate and financing matters.

Improving Outcomes Today and Tomorrow

Our multi-disciplinary team offers a comprehensive approach to business issues unique to the impact and sustainability space. We help clients develop creative business strategies that both generate attractive financial returns and demonstrate environmental and social impact.