Corporate Social Responsibility
We believe in the shared value approach, where the success of both our business and the community in which we operate are connected. We feel that we can invest in our society and communities through responsible business practices and contributions of our resources.
Our Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Programme focuses on the following:
- Focus on education
- Our Pro bono offering
- Contemporary art
- Environmental responsibility
Our Corporate Social Responsibility Programme is driven by the CSR Committee which includes representatives from across the firm, including partners, lawyers and professional support staff.
Focus on Education
We have long held the belief that education is one of the most powerful tools in tackling disadvantage in Ireland. Our lawyers have developed their careers and lives as a result of the opportunities to access education. If members of our community experience barriers and restrictions to accessing education, they won’t reach their full potential or contribute fully to society. To this end, our CSR Committee focuses our CSR activities on education and access projects, working with schools and community groups in our local area and beyond to reduce barriers and disadvantage. Learn more about our CSR committee and the ways we support education.
Our Pro Bono Offering
We firmly believe in allocating a portion of our time and expertise to helping individuals who could not otherwise afford to pay for legal services. As a firm we aim to influence the policies and structures that govern not-for profit and charitable organisations as we believe that this brings about more meaningful and impactful change for the not-for profit sector. We aim to provide a range of opportunities to encourage our lawyers to participate in pro bono initiatives. Learn more about some pro bono work done recently.
Support of visual arts is a core part of our CSR strategy. Our office holds one of the most important private corporate collections of Irish and international contemporary art. Learn more about our collection, the organisations we support and the 'In The Frame' series.
We are committed to reducing energy consumption, minimising waste, reducing water consumption, encouraging greener modes of transport, and generally encouraging a culture of sustainability and an awareness of our impact on the environment. Read some examples of our initiatives.