Dentons faucets world head of ESG in first for behemoth regulation agency

Dentons faucets world head of ESG in first for behemoth regulation agency

Signage is seen outdoors of the regulation agency Dentons in Washington, D.C., U.S., August 30, 2020. REUTERS/Andrew Kelly

  • Agency introduced on Aragon St-Charles from Hogan Lovells
  • St-Charles will work with management and board on ESG technique

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(Reuters) – Dentons has employed its first world head of environmental, social and governance (ESG) to do work touching each on the 12,000-attorney regulation agency’s personal technique and its providers for purchasers, the agency stated Thursday.

Dentons employed Aragon St-Charles, most just lately the top of sustainability at regulation agency Hogan Lovells, the agency stated. Tokyo-based St-Charles additionally served as Hogan Lovells’ operations chief for the Asia Pacific Area.

A number of massive regulation corporations have appointed high-level leaders for inside ESG or sustainability-related efforts, however such roles do not seem but to be widespread all through the authorized trade.

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Companies have additionally launched and expanded follow teams advising purchasers on ESG concerns akin to danger assessments, governance, disclosure obligations and company social accountability.

Joe Andrew, world chairman of Dentons, in an announcement known as ESG funding “a key tenet of our enterprise technique.”

St-Charles will work with Dentons’ world board and management on ESG technique, together with concerns in areas akin to actual property, procurement and journey choices, Andrew stated.

He can even coordinate with the ESG steering committee, which the agency stated is tasked with creating ESG services and products for purchasers.

One other massive world agency, DLA Piper, created a brand new executive-level ESG place in September, appointing a managing director of sustainability and resilience.

Norton Rose Fulbright named its first head of sustainability in Europe, Center East and Asia the identical month, and Baker McKenzie appointed its first chief sustainability officer in October 2020.

Susan Shiny, world managing companion for variety and inclusion and accountable enterprise at Hogan Lovells, stated in an announcement the agency needs St-Charles nicely.

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