an environmental, social and governance perspective on doing business


Our ESG performance is important to us, from environmental sustainability and charitable activities, through to diversity & inclusion and good governance. We have just released our ESG Report for 2023, which tells of our collaboration across Ius Laboris in relation to a range of ESG metrics. Discover what we did during our Impact Week last September, along with many other initiatives worldwide. 


ESG Report 2023

Our ESG Report 2023 reflects our commitment to sustainability and responsible business practices. Within its pages, you’ll discover a detailed overview of the steps and initiatives undertaken by our member firms throughout the year. From minimising our environmental impact to promoting diversity, equity and inclusion in our workplace, Ius Laboris remains committed to making a positive difference in the communities in which we work.

New sustainability reporting in the EU
With the passage of the European Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive (‘CSRD’) in December 2022, the European Commission has taken a major step in mandating Environmental, Social and Governance (‘ESG’) reporting.
Supply Chain Due Diligence Laws
It is increasingly common to find rules requiring businesses, not only to take care of their own conduct, but also to do due diligence on the activities of their third party suppliers. For example, in what kind of conditions do people work, is there child labour, or is there modern slavery?
Toolkit for an ethical way forward
No longer seen as a mere ‘nice to have’, many employers are now putting major efforts into building an ethical HR practice. In the post-pandemic world, the climate crisis, the attitudes of a new generation of workers and new waves of ESG-focussed regulation on the horizon make this task more urgent than ever. Corporations across the globe are becoming more aware of their impact on the planet and the need to address a whole range of social and governance issues.


In this episode, Catherine Leung, partner in our Hong Kong law firm, talks to us about how environmental, social and governance issues are being handled by employers in Hong Kong and the APAC region. We find out what kind of initiatives are being taken and discuss also the impact of the pandemic on the way workplaces now operate.


Businesses around the world are grappling with environmental, social and governance issues (ESG), and from an HR point of view, the ‘S’ in particular. In this webinar we look at relevant legislation from the EU and the UK (such as sustainability reporting) and have a think about what action businesses should take to comply.

Our hosts are: Lea Rossi (Italy), Inês Reis (Portugal), and Jen Kingsmill (UK)


Contact us

The resources on this page have been produced by our Responsible Business Group, headed by Inês Reis, of our Portuguese firm. Contact any of us to find out more about the Group’s activities.
Inês Reis
Gerson Vaca
Joost Verlaan
Michelle Besa
United Kingdom
Catalina Santos
Lea Rossi