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ESG Risk


Many of the world’s leading enterprises turn to us for advice on their most sensitive environmental, social and governance (ESG) matters.


ESG issues have far-reaching implications for all facets of our clients’ businesses as they evaluate their strategy, role and impact on the market. We guide clients through these challenging issues by bringing together an integrated, interdisciplinary team from our global offices to navigate the evolving ESG landscape and the scrutiny of regulators, investors and other constituents. We recognize that no single model or framework suits every entity, and we provide thoughtful, customized and comprehensive ESG advice.

Our work includes assisting clients on ESG policies, procedures and practices, including voluntary reporting and preparing for a regulated future, and responding to multiple forms of shareholder engagement and activism. We counsel boards on critical issues that support their oversight responsibilities for long-term value creation. We have deep experience in ESG-related capital markets and finance transactions, and ESG considerations in M&A and a wide range of other matters.


$100+ billion

ESG-related capital markets and finance transactions on which we have advised clients since 2020

Sustainability at Davis Polk

Learn more about our firm’s focus on sustainability.


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