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Sustainable Economy

Sustainability is as much about business necessity as it is about social responsibility.  Companies across industries are setting ambitious sustainability targets focusing on reducing their impact on the environment, improving their communities, and ensuring the wellbeing of people throughout their value chain. These businesses are leading change in the marketplace and the development of sustainable services and technologies. We understand that participation in the sustainable economy requires innovative and pragmatic legal advice.

Participating in the sustainable economy and achieving bold sustainability targets raises unique legal issues and requires thought leadership by businesses and their counsel. Our lawyers across the globe have significant experience in the full range of legal considerations that companies must tackle to meet and exceed their goals, including corporate energy sourcing, environmental stewardship and compliance, ethical supply chain creation and management, corporate social responsibility reporting, ethical investing, novel financial instruments and contracting, and carbon and renewable energy markets. Our lawyers also have broad experience helping businesses to bring innovative and sustainable services and products to market, including providing sophisticated intellectual property and transaction support and supporting fundraising in the venture, private equity, and public markets.

This page highlights the numerous services and thought leadership we offer to help our clients achieve their sustainability goals and objectives.

Corporate Energy Sourcing and Sustainability Environmental, Land, and Natural Resources
ESG - Corporate Governance Fisheries and Aquaculture
ESG - Sustainability and Renewable Energy Hydrogen
ESG - Sustainability Investing Offshore Wind
ESG - Sustainable Agriculture Water and Wastewater

Listed below are a number of resources we have prepared that cover a wide variety of subjects related to sustainability. Click on the name of the resource in the left column to be directed to its content. 

Blue Economy Handbook Explores the opportunities, regulatory challenges, user conflicts, and other issues associated with fisheries, aquaculture, and offshore wind.
Carbon Quarterly

A newsletter covering developments in carbon policy, law, and innovation.

The Energizer Series

A biweekly update on clean technology applications, distributed energy resources, and other innovative technologies in the renewable energy and clean transport sectors.

The Energy Storage Handbook A primer on what energy storage is, how federal and state governments regulate it, and what sorts of issues are encountered when such projects are financed and developed.
ESG and the Sustainable Economy Handbook Examines how investors evaluate companies based on ESG and sustainability criteria, the way companies incorporate these standards into their operating principles, and the legal and financial considerations for both groups.
Global Ethical Supply Chain 

Our latest thought leadership covering ethical practices in global supply chains.

Global Power Policy and Law Blog

Explores the legal and policy developments affecting the global power industry.

The H2 Handbook Provides a comprehensive summary of the regulatory, commercial, and policy issues hydrogen may face on its path to becoming a global commodity and a significant part of the energy mix.
Hydrogen Rising Podcast

Our global hydrogen team of lawyers and policy professionals cover significant issues and developments impacting the hydrogen market.

Offshore Wind Handbook

Guides investors through technical and regulatory issues in a fast-paced developing U.S. offshore wind market.

Additional Thought Leadership Pages
13 September 2021
K&L Gates Releases ESG and the Sustainable Economy Handbook
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