What is ESG?
Environmental, social, and corporate governance (“ESG”) concerns continue to dominate the corporate landscape. These issues require nimble, impactful, and thoughtful responses. The Mintz ESG Practice — known for its depth, breadth, and creativity — is prepared to assist corporate boards as they navigate these issues in ever-shifting circumstances. Social, economic, and market dynamics have led to the emergence of social impact investing, mission-driven companies, and investor demands for accountability, all of which are critical concerns for corporate leaders in all sectors.
The Mintz ESG Practice brings together veteran lawyers from a broad spectrum of disciplines who collaborate with one another and with corporate boards, companies, and their investors to deliver cutting edge advice regarding corporate governance and fiduciary duties, securities and disclosure issues, social impact investing, diversity, equity & inclusion programming and recruiting, executive compensation, and employee health and welfare. We also work closely with mission-driven companies, Public Benefit Corporations, and certified “B corporations,” providing guidance to address their unique legal needs.
Mintz recognized in 2022 Climate Change Scorecard
Rated in the Top 10 of Vault.com 100 law firms working actively to combat climate change.
Leading Energy & Sustainability Practice
Ranked as a leading practice by Chambers USA 2023 for Massachusetts.
U.S. News and Best Lawyers®
Nationally ranked for Real Estate, Construction, and Environmental Law, "Best Law Firms"
Best Lawyers in America
Jon Welner was named to the Best Lawyers in America list for environmental law, environmental litigation, natural resources law, and real estate law
Mintz partners with innovators in the Energy & Sustainability sector to develop legal and business solutions that advance the clean energy industry.
Mintz works with a number of HR and management teams to build DEI strategies and advise on implementation, measurement, and execution – all with an eye towards demonstrating a commitment to change.
Mintz's Securities & Capital Markets Practice represents companies and underwriters in the going public process. Mintz attorneys counsel clients on deal structures, disclosures, and corporate governance issues.
The Projects & Infrastructure at Mintz has deep experience helping clients navigate all aspects of innovative energy projects involving early-stage and well established, commercialized technologies.
Mintz’s multidisciplinary ESG disclosure team advises boards of directors and subcommittees on assessing environmental risk exposure and preparing for new disclosure requirements.
Mintz's multidisciplinary team has the experience to guide board members and management to integrate ESG into their governance strategy.
As a pioneer in sustainability, we know that every industry benefits from a better understanding of the carbon markets, which could lead to more informed decisions and increased investment in climate-related projects. Our guide offers a practical overview, essential for anyone seeking a baseline understanding of carbon credits and offsets, or simply a handy reference guide.