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Matheson ESG Hub

With a range of factors driving environmental, social and governance (ESG) standards to the top of board agendas and accelerating change in the operating environment for businesses, Matheson is pleased to present its dedicated ESG Hub. Our ESG Hub provides cross-sectoral legal insights, thought leadership and latest updates from our ESG Advisory Group.

ESG Advisory Group

Having worked on a number of innovative ESG projects, and with years of experience advising in this area, our partners understand the pace at which dynamics are changing. Through enhancing our ESG offering by bringing it into one combined advisory platform, Matheson's ESG Group provides an integrated approach to supporting our clients in responding to legislative and regulatory change; delivering on their own ESG goals; and meeting the challenges and opportunities in doing so.

Chaired by Garret Farrelly, our dedicated group of 12 partners combines a strong collaborative focus with deep industry knowledge, providing ESG expertise in the areas of sustainable finance; governance; climate action; energy, natural resources and utilities; waste and the circular economy; employment practices; supply chain management; investment funds; environmental and planning; data privacy; sustainable construction; and sustainable commercial real estate. You can read more about our experience in each of these areas below. 

As a business, Matheson is committed to environmental, social and governance standards.  Our cross-firm Sustainability Committee is tasked with implementing initiatives and setting targets to ensure that the firm meets its sustainability objectives, further information on which is here.  We are a founding signatory to Pro Bono Pledge Ireland, an initiative which calls on legal professionals in Ireland to commit to promoting access to justice by providing free legal assistance to those in need; and our Diversity and Inclusion programmes have been recognised by the Irish Centre for Diversity. Matheson is the only law firm in Ireland to receive Gold Standard accreditation from the Irish Centre for Diversity for D&I practices. 

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ESG Legal Services 

To find out more about our ESG legal services and our sectoral experience, please click on the links below

ESG Thought Leadership, News and Events 

Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive: Important Developments from Brussels

24/06/2022.  In the words of EU Commissioner Mairead McGuinness, this week marked "quite a dramatic moment…in relation to reporting by companies". The European Parliament and Council reached provisional agreement on the Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive with several important changes to the original text and a clearer indication of the timelines involved. Susanne McMenamin of Matheson's ESG Advisory Group brings you up to speed on the latest developments from Brussels. 
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Green Atlantic Project - Ireland’s Path to Becoming a Green Energy Leader

14/02/2022.  A key project that is hoped will form an integral part of Ireland’s path to becoming a global green leader is ESB’s Green Atlantic Project in Moneypoint, County Clare. We outline what is proposed and what is likely to happen next.
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Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) is the boardroom giant that keeps on growing: Legislative considerations

05/05/2022.  Matheson recently authored an article for IFLR’s ESG EMEA Report 2022 which discusses the role of corporate governance in Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) and explains why boards need to be proactive, prepared and well informed when it comes to successful ESG reporting. Read more>

Corporate Sustainability Due Diligence Directive

15/03/2022.  Corporate sustainability themes remain firmly in the spotlight with the recent announcement of far-reaching EU proposals aimed at certain large companies and their directors.  The latest set of proposed reforms would see a substantive duty on in-scope companies to identify, prevent, and account for harm resulting from their impact on human rights and the environment. Read more>

EBA Report on Sustainable Securitisation Framework

11/03/2022.  In this article we discuss the European Banking Authority’s recommendations to facilitate the development of the sustainable securitisation market.   Read more>

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Matheson ESG Contacts

With years of experience of incorporating ESG considerations into the legal advice that we provide to our clients, our ESG Advisory Group comprises a team of lawyers drawn from our practice areas across the firm. Please contact one of the partners below for more information. 

Garret Farrelly Partner 362x185
Garret Farrelly 
Chair of ESG Advisory Group

Tara Doyle Partner 362x185
Tara Doyle
Asset Management and Investment Funds 

Sally-Anne Stone Partner 362x185
Sally Anne Stone
Commercial Real Estate

Susanne McMenamin Partner 62x185
Susanne McMenamin
Corporate M&A

David O Mahony Partner 362x185
David O'Mahony
Finance and Capital Markets 

Kimberley Masuda Partner 62x185
Kimberley Masuda
Construction and Engineering

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Alan Keating
Finance and Capital Markets

Nicola Dunleavy_Partner
Nicola Dunleavy
Commercial Litigation and Dispute Resolution

Richard Kelly Partner
Richard Kelly
Finance and Capital Markets

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Anne-Marie Bohan
Technology and Innovation

Louise Dobbyn
Louise Dobbyn
Financial Institutions

Bryan Dunne Partner 362x185
Bryan Dunne
Employment Practice