Green Guide Profile: Eversheds Sutherland

Hong Kong

Through the firm’s Asia ESG Committee, the Hong Kong-based team at Eversheds Sutherland collaborates regionally in order to best navigate emerging opportunities and provide clients vital sustainability-focused advice.

Leveraging the ESG expertise of its commercial and banking & finance practices, the firm has experience advising major international corporate clients on pioneering decarbonisation projects and high-value sustainability-linked financings. Additionally, through its pro bono cooperation with Wetand Link International, the firm provided funding to WWF Hong Kong to support conservation efforts in the Mai Po Wetlands.

A major focus of the firm’s regional ESG committee is to provide clients with regular briefings to support their decarbonisation journeys, with recent guidance including a report on ESG disclosure regimes, an introduction on the potential for climate change disputes, and an episodic series on the challenges of sustainable trade finance.

Alongside a global decarbonisation strategy – which has motivated the firm to join initiatives including the UN Global Compact, the Net Zero Lawyers Alliance, and the Business Ambition for 1.5°C – the firm’s Hong Kong office has committed to the Swire Properties’ Green Performance Pledge in order to promote carbon reduction, waste management, and the circular economy in its daily operations.