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The Business Case for Sustainability

02 June 2017 | Updated 01 January 1970

Free participative workshops for law firms and professional services to encourage organisations to develop sustainable working practices and manage their carbon footprint have been organised by the Legal Sustainability Alliance and the Planet Mark.



Bristol – Friday 9 June (Hosted by Burges Salmon)

Leeds – 15 June (Hosted by Addleshaw Goddard)


Said Steve Malkin of the Planet Mark "The business case for sustainability has never been stronger.  The benefits in terms of cost saving, meeting customer needs and attracting talent and new clients, mean that sustainability is as much about profit as people and the planet. However, many organisations are not taking advantage of the quick wins and long term benefits that sustainability brings.

"Barriers to sustainability around cost, complexity, lack of inhouse expertise and resource, can seem insurmountable," continued Malkin.

"These participative seminars and workshops present a compelling business case for sustainability within the legal sector and beyond, based on 10 years of experience and evidence from the Legal Sustainability Alliance, developed in partnership The Planet Mark".


They specifically address:

  • Help getting started on a sustainability programme.
  • How to extend or reinvigorate your current sustainability activities.
  • Getting senior partner/board buy in

Practical workshop will provide participants with advice and tools to take away to help make sustainability a reality. Topics covered include:

  • Sustainability and the Legal Sector .
  • The Business Case for Sustainability

•      Identifying barriers and measuring business benefits.

Challenges and barriers to sustainable working and how to overcome them.

Gaining senior buy in and increasing employee engagement

Malkin, who is the founder of The Planet Mark, concluded: “Sustainability programmes are inexpensive to implement, payback in less than 12 months and show to your clients and employees that you are committed to doing the right thing.  They help you save money, win business, become a more attractive investment proposition and you are delivering positive impacts for society and the environment.  Come along to our free workshops to find out more. It’s so good you’ll never look back.”

"Places are limited so register your interest now via LSA website or EventBrite for Bristol or Leeds," says Steve Malkin, CEO Planet First

Article written by Cathryn Ellis | Published 02 June 2017


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