Environmental, Social and Governance

 

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At Hall & Wilcox, we believe how you grow your business matters and Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) makes businesses better.

Companies are facing increasing pressure from clients, shareholders, regulators and employees to transform business with an ESG lens in all that they do. Failure to have a strong ESG approach can have significant commercial, operational and reputational consequences.

ESG can be complex and confusing, and Hall & Wilcox has cross sector expertise and can help with what needs to be embedded in your business’ strategy and operations.

And we understand the issues you face. With a national footprint and over 850 people, Hall & Wilcox is tackling the same issues as your business. We are committed to ensure our own approach to ESG is at the heart of everything we do and is embedded in our culture.

We are proud to have taken action and voluntarily joined the UN Global Compact and we are committed to advising and supporting clients on implementing the 10 UN Global Compact principles.

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Environmental

A company’s impact on the natural environment and the energy and resources it uses to operate.

Our expertise

  • Environmental risk, carbon liability and environmental compliance
  • Climate change litigation
  • Green buildings, ESD features & Green leasing
  • Renewable energy projects
  • Transitional issues for fossil fuel sector
  • Waste recycling and waste-to-energy projects
  • Sustainable financing and green bonds
  • Environmental & climate change insurance
  • Environmental due diligence
Social

How a company manages its relationships with employees, clients and communities

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Governance

How a company is governed by the internal policies and procedures created to make effective and efficient decisions for the good of the company and our communities.

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Meg Lee, Hall & Wilcox Partner and Co-Lead ESG, outlines the key trends in environment, social and governance.

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Meg has over 20 years' experience as a property & projects lawyer, specialising in planning and environment law.

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Paul O’Donnell
Consultant & Head of Energy

Consultant Paul is a property & projects lawyer experienced in energy and resources, with a focus on renewable energy.

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Nathan has over 20 years' experience as an insurance lawyer advising insurers on CTP litigation and liability claims.

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Anthony Hallal
Lawyer – Employment and Human Rights

Anthony is an employment lawyer in our Melbourne team. He specialises in employment and human rights.

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Stan is an Environmental and Planning Law litigator with over 25 years' experience as a NSW Local Government adviser.

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A highly regarded employment lawyer, Fay advises on proactive compliance, discrimination and performance management.

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ESG trends to watch

Environmental, Social and Governance| 18 May 2022

ESG trends to watch

Meg Lee, Hall & Wilcox Partner and Co-Lead ESG, outlines the key trends in environment, social and governance.

Environmental, Social and Governance| 07 Apr 2022

When is a noise limit not a noise limit?

In the landmark ruling of Uren v Bald Hills Wind Farm Pty Ltd [2022] VSC 145, the Victorian Supreme Court has held that noise emitted from the Bald Hills Wind Farm constituted a nuisance to its neighbours.

Environmental, Social and Governance| 30 Mar 2022

Federal Budget 2022-23: what it means for the environment and climate change

We look at the impact of the Budget announcements on climate change and the environment.

Environmental, Social and Governance| 17 Nov 2021

COP26 outcomes and Australia’s pathway to net zero

In this article, we take a look at how the Government’s plan fared at Glasgow and the outcomes of COP26 and what they mean for Australia’s pathway to net zero.