Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) is not only a key priority for Australian businesses today, but is a way forward to improve the valuation of the business.
However, an understanding of the many sectors and what is encompassed under ESG and the legal risks associated does not have to be an onerous task.
Supporting your ESG Framework
The Maddocks team has designed a simplified model for clients focused on
Maddocks model to managing ESG:
- Transitioning your business to be ESG ready
- Adapting ESG policies and ensuring there is a qualitative measurement
- Mitigating risk around ESG compliance and actions
Solutions designed for:
Central to our approach is ensuring your business creates a sustainable ESG policy for many years to come for both your market reputation and your people. We understand that ESG should assess the robustness of a company’s governance mechanisms and its ability to effectively manage its environmental and social impacts.
Our team undertake a sector approach to designing your ESG policies. We will work closely with you to ensure that each policy aligns to your strategy and vision and assist to conduct audits, and set measurable goals that your staff to be proud of.
Maddocks can streamline the full ESG spectrum, or we can focus on a particular area
A business’s relationships with its stakeholders, including regulators, employees, customers and shareholders
A business’s leadership, policies and procedures
- corporate governance
- regulatory compliance (including disclosures) and risk frameworks
- officer liability
- supply chain and procurement
- financial crime, corruption and sanctions
- whistleblower protections
- culture and ethical decision making
- privacy and data/cyber security
- modern slavery and human rights
- diversity and inclusion
The ESG Team
Insights from the Team
Other services used by our ESG clients
Native Title, Land Rights & Heritage
Native title, Aboriginal land rights and cultural heritage is a complex, evolving and sensitive area of law which has a deep and meaningful impact on the communities involved.
We offer advice and legal services to all levels of government, water companies and agencies and to clients in the private sector.
Planning & Environment
Our Planning & Environment team advises on the complete range of planning issues, from environmental impact to development scheme approvals.
We work with clients at all tiers of government who need strategic and operational administrative legal advice and guidance.
Competition & Regulation
We advise clients on navigating the issues, investigations and enforcement of competition & regulation laws.
We offer topline strategic advice and policy drafting support to help improve business privacy practices.
Cyber & Data Resilience
We offer a holistic approach for businesses seeking advice, procurement and implementation regarding cyber & data resilience.
Energy & Resources
We advise on the complexities involved in delivering energy and resource projects across the whole energy industry.
Employment, Remuneration & Benefits
Our employment law service spans recruitment, remuneration policies and benefits for your workforce.
Our work spans investigations into and policies preventing discrimination in the workplace.