The Chancery Lane Project appoints three new trustees

  • The Chancery Lane Project (TCLP) has appointed three new trustees: Keya Advani, Global Alliance of Impact Lawyers (GAIL) and Sistren Legal Collective, Jonathan Saverimuttu, Bank Workers Charity and Lisa Jordan, Draper Richards Kaplan Foundation
  • This move marks a significant step in TCLP’s expansion, bringing greater expertise, capacity and networks to the charity
  • Their collective experience in the finance, legal and social impact sectors strengthens TCLP’s strategic goals to advance decarbonisation with impact

London, U.K. 08 February 2024: The Chancery Lane Project (TCLP) has appointed three people to its trustee board.

The new trustees are Keya Advani, Director of Programmes & Policy, Global Alliance of Impact Lawyers (GAIL) and Co-Founder, Sistren Legal Collective, Jonathan Saverimuttu, Interim CEO, Bank Workers Charity and Lisa Jordan, Managing Director, Draper Richards Kaplan Foundation.

The new trustees will leverage their substantial expertise and networks in the legal, finance, and social impact sectors to help TCLP deliver its overarching strategy to make climate contracting commonplace and facilitate global decarbonisation, specifically in East Asia and New York City.

Advani, Saverimuttu and Jordan join the charity’s existing Board of Trustees, which includes Yasmin Waljee, Hogan Lovells, Sarah Oliver-Scemla, Global Sustainable Finance EMA, Bank of America but currently on secondment at the Sustainable Markets Initiative and Matthew Gingell, TCLP and Oxygen House.

Advani comments: “I’ve been involved with TCLP since its inception and am excited to work with it  through its next phase of growth. I’m a strong believer in the power of the law to create change and look forward to supporting TCLP’s goal to make climate contracting a business norm.”

Saverimuttu comments: “TCLP is at the cutting edge of innovation when it comes to supporting businesses to decarbonise. Climate contracting lowers legal and climate risks, and it shows that businesses are serious about protecting the planet for future generations. I’m delighted to use my experience in business to contribute to TCLP’s ambitious goal to rapidly decarbonise the economy.”

Jordan comments: “I’m delighted to join the board of TCLP, and support them in their mission to rapidly decarbonise the economy using climate contracting. With its free-to-use, high-quality resources and in-depth technical expertise, TCLP has shown itself to be a vital resource for any business serious about lowering emissions. I’m looking forward to the work we will do together.”

Matthew Gingell, Chair of the trustee board and Founder of TCLP, comments: “We are delighted to welcome three outstanding individuals to our Board of Trustees at this pivotal moment in the charity’s journey. Each brings a unique blend of expertise, vision, and passion, which is essential as we embark on the next stage of impactful growth. Their diverse backgrounds and perspectives will be invaluable in navigating the challenges and seizing the opportunities for impact. Together, we are more equipped than ever to make a lasting difference on climate change through contracts.”

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About TCLP

TCLP is the largest global network of lawyers and business leaders using the power of climate clauses in contracts to deliver fast and fair decarbonisation. It publishes climate clauses for international attorneys and businesses to use copyright-free in their contracts to cut greenhouse gas emissions. TCLP has published more than 140 climate clauses by working collaboratively with 3,600 professionals across 113 countries. Our climate clauses are written and quality assured by legal, commercial and sector specialists working pro bono to provide high quality, commercially viable contractual solutions to climate problems. Each clause is named after a child to honour the future generations who will benefit from contracting for climate to protect the planet. TCLP is funded by Draper Richards Kaplan Foundation (DRK Foundation), Generation Foundation, Laudes Foundation and Quadrature Climate Foundation (QCF).

Matthew Gingell, corporate counsel at Oxygen House Group, founded TCLP in 2019 with a powerful realisation. He recognised that contracts govern global economic activity whose emissions drive the climate crisis. He saw the power of contracts to immediately introduce legally enforceable obligations on climate by using climate clauses. Climate clauses enable and incentivise contract parties to reduce organisation-wide emissions or emissions associated with the activities under the contract.

Contracting for climate is fast, bespoke, and legally enforceable, and therefore a powerful lever for change. Law firms and corporations internationally are already contracting for climate with TCLP climate clauses and climate contracting approaches. Read our case studies from NatWest Group plc, Vodafone Group plc, Salesforce Inc, Cambridge University Press & Assessment and others here.