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ESG Advisory Group

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, cross-disciplinary 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 group, we provide 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 PPAs in Ireland: Current Trends

29/03/2021. This article explores current trends which we expect will have a significant impact on the Irish Corporate PPA market going forward.
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ESG Bonds and Ireland's Offering

19/03/2021. This article explores ESG in the context of the bond market and in particular focuses on the legislative and non- legislative frameworks around ESG Bonds. 
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Matheson Signs Law Society of Ireland’s Professional Wellbeing Charter

02/03/2021. Matheson has become a signatory to the Law Society of Ireland’s Professional Wellbeing Charter.  A new initiative from the Law Society for the solicitors’ profession in Ireland to work collectively to champion behaviours, skills and practices which enable workplace wellbeing.
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Webcast Series: Are you SFDR Ready?

28/01/2021.  A series which addresses key areas covered under the EU Sustainable Finance Disclosure Regulation (which applies from 10 March 2021) including: the new ESG-related disclosure requirements applicable to all funds; requirements applicable to Light Green Funds and Dark Green Funds; the principal adverse impact statement; and sustainability risk policies and remuneration policies.  
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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