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Media advisory from the Sustainable Markets Initiative 27 February 2024

Sustainable Markets Initiative Legal Task Force Announces New Member, McCarthy Tétrault LLP

First Canadian-based law firm to join Task Force.

London, United Kingdom: The Sustainable Markets Initiative’s Legal Task Force today announced McCarthy Tétrault as the first Canadian-based law firm to become a member.

McCarthy Tétrault CEO Dave Leonard will serve as a member of the Legal Task Force, contributing to setting strategic objectives and developing key projects with the support of its working group.

“I’m proud McCarthy Tétrault is the first law firm based in Canada to be joining this important initiative,” Leonard said. “This is a strategic partnership for our firm as we look to accelerate the contributions of the legal sector in tackling sustainability-related issues. We are excited to be part of the Sustainable Markets Initiative and help drive its mission forward across our sector.”

The Sustainable Markets Initiative Legal Task Force brings together leading law firms with an international footprint and expertise across the full spectrum of legal services and industry sectors.

“The Legal Sector plays a critical role in defining and setting a path to real action across multiple sectors whether it is policy, regulations, business activities, or emerging areas, we need the greatest legal minds to help address climate change" said Jennifer Jordan-Saifi, CEO of the Sustainable Markets Initiative. “We are proud to have McCarthy Tetrault on the Legal Task Force to bring their expertise and help shape a more sustainable future.”

McCarthy Tétrault brings decades of experience advising prominent Canadian organizations on sustainability and access to the firm’s multidisciplinary ESG and Sustainability Group , consisting of experts with profound industry insight, excelling in identifying and addressing emerging opportunities and challenges within the sector.

With the addition of McCarthy Tétrault, the Legal Task Force will continue to help address sustainability and climate-related issues across the leadership field and drive impact as part of the mandate of the Terra Carta.

View the full press release here