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There’s no doubt that across the globe fears are rising over environmental issues. The latest environmental protests saw 16-year-old, Greta Thunberg urge students across the globe to abandon their classrooms in a bid to grab the attention of world leaders and make them acknowledge the burning need to cut climate change. undoubtedly a political issue, businesses and individuals also have a role to play in attaining global change and in ensuring a positive impact is made on their community and environment. The Law Gazette reported that 2018 saw a record number of law firm report on their carbon footprint and with Sustainable strategy becoming a key battle ground for business growing (62% of executives consider a sustainability strategy necessary to be competitive today).. How can law firms make the change and go green?
Going green isn’t just about being eco-friendly, but it can also be a massive factor in cutting costs. The American Bar Association released the Law Office Guide to Energy Efficiency which revealed ‘energy represents 30% of a typical office building’s operating costs, and is the single largest controllable operating expense’.
We’ve outlined ten tips to help you become more eco-friendly and outline your own environmental social governance…
1.Get tech savy—Don’t fall into the trap of being a stereotypical law firm which is piled high with papers. We live in a digital world, which means there’s a great opportunity to go paperless by creating a digital bank of things such as contracts, documents, and anything that you don’t legally need to have printed out. To help you on the journey to a paperless future, LexisNexis has prod
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Hannah is one of the Future of Law blog’s digital and technical editors. She graduated from Northumbria University with a degree in History and Politics and previously freelanced for News UK, before working as a senior news editor for LexisNexis.
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