Our Steering Group for year [11]

Amanda Carpenter - Legal Sustainability Alliance and Achill Management

Deborah Smith - UK In House Pro Bono Group and Goldman Sachs

Caroline May - Legal Sustainability Alliance and Norton Rose Fulbright

Ellie Mulholland - Commonwealth Climate & Law Initiative and Minter Ellison

Estelle Dehon - Cornerstone Barristers

Kirsty Schneeberger - Client Earth and UK Environmental Law Association

Leanne Targett-Parker - Bar Council and 10 King's Bench Walk

Matthew Gingell - Oxygen House Group

Simon Davis - President of Law Society and Clifford Chance

Tim Cooke-Hurle - Doughty Street Chambers

Tim Smith - Law Society and Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner

Tom Saunders - RSG Consulting

This Project is not about individuals, organisations or founders. We do not have all the answers. It is about the collective effort in finding them.

We do have a steering group who have helped shape and curate the Project and its themes.

Our belief is that the most successful and innovative projects are always the most diverse.

We are always looking to add to the mix on the steering group and if you would like to get involved please contact us.


The [11] Themes

The accepted solutions to climate change include, electrification, renewable energy and carbon sinks. In short this can be driven through a greener economy and it is through that lens we will look at the new laws and contracts. We have created eight themes to focus our efforts:

  1. Mobilising Green Finance - what are the tax and other laws that will accelerate green investment?

  2. Contracts for the Future - what clauses do we need in our playbooks to fight climate change?

  3. Encouraging Green Living - what employment, property and other laws will encourage green living?

  4. Merging Public and Moral Duties - how do we embed the welfare of future generations into decision making?

  5. Overcoming Barriers - what is holding companies and communities back from becoming greener and how is this overcome?

  6. Companies of the Future - what company, tax and other laws are required to align businesses with the health of the planet?

  7. Accelerating Green Tech - how do we make it easier to create and adopt the innovations required to fight climate change?

  8. Following in our Footsteps - our catch-all theme. What other laws or legal levers can encourage long term decision making in order to fight climate change and promote resilience to its effects?

How do we create the legal context for a green economy?



Whilst the views of the Project are not attributable to our supporters or individuals on our steering group, our Project would not have been possible without their support and networks. It goes without saying that we thank all of the firms, chambers, universities, businesses and other organisations who are supporting, participating or in some way contributing to the Project. These include:

  • 10 King's Bench Walk

  • Acuity Law

  • Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld

  • Airbnb (in house legal)

  • Allen & Overy

  • Anthony Collins

  • Achill Management

  • Ashfords

  • Ashurst

  • Bates Wells

  • Bevan Brittan

  • Bloomberg (In house legal)

  • Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner

  • The Bar Council

  • Capital One (Europe) (in house legal)

  • Charles Russell Speechlys

  • Client Earth

  • Clifford Chance

  • Commonwealth Climate & Law Initiative

  • Cornerstone Chambers

  • Davies and Partners

  • Debevoise & Plimpton

  • Doughty Street Chambers

  • Eversheds Sutherland

  • Foot Anstey

  • Global Witness (in house legal)

  • Goldman Sachs (in house legal)

  • Herbert Smith Freehills

  • The Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change (LSE)

  • Low Carbon (In house legal)

  • The Law Society

  • Reed Smith

  • Trowers & Hamlins

  • Hogan Lovells

  • Kirkland & Ellis International

  • Legal Sustainability Alliance

  • Lewis Silkin

  • Lux Nova Partners

  • Macfarlanes

  • Michelmores

  • Minter Ellison

  • Norton Rose Fulbright

  • Oxygen House Group (in house legal)

  • Pinsent Masons

  • Practical Law (Thomson Reuters)

  • Queen Mary University of London

  • RSG Consulting

  • Simmons & Simmons

  • Slaughter and May

  • UK In House Pro Bono Group

  • University of Exeter Law School

  • University of Glasgow School of Law

  • The University of Oxford, Faculty of Law

  • Wiggin



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