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Environmental, social and governance (ESG) considerations are integral parts of sustainable economic development and play an increasingly important role in financing transactions. For example, investing in brownfield sites with the aim of reducing environmental impacts.

More and more, the investment and lending community, including financial institutions such as banks, are considering ESG factors when making investment decisions. The aim is to support economic growth while reducing pressures on the environment and taking social and governance aspects into account.

At CMS, our global, multidisciplinary team can support you in all issues relating to sustainable finance and responsible investment.

Our financial institutions expertise extends across banking, insurance, asset management, pension funds, regulatory, capital markets and derivatives. Whether you are a bank, insurer, trustee, investment or fund manager, adviser, broker or fintech founder, we can help you navigate the sustainability agenda. 

At CMS, we have developed a cross-disciplinary approach which spans regulatory, finance, corporate and energy specialists. Our holistic approach to ESG and climate action draws on specialists from across the firm to advise you.

Please contact any of our ESG lawyers to explore solutions to your needs.


CMS Next
What’s next? In a world of ever-ac­cel­er­at­ing change, stay­ing ahead of the curve and know­ing what’s next for your busi­ness or sec­tor is es­sen­tial.At CMS, we see ourselves not only as your leg­al ad­visers but also as your busi­ness part­ners. We work to­geth­er with you to not only re­solve cur­rent is­sues but to an­ti­cip­ate fu­ture chal­lenges and in­nov­ate to meet them.With our latest pub­lic­a­tion, CMS Next, our ex­perts will reg­u­larly of­fer you in­sights in­to and fresh per­spect­ives on a range of is­sues that busi­nesses have to deal with – from ESG agen­das to re­struc­tur­ing after the pan­dem­ic or fa­cing the di­git­al trans­form­a­tion. We will also share with you more about the work that we are do­ing for our cli­ents, help­ing them in­nov­ate, grow and mit­ig­ate risk.To be able to provide you with the best sup­port, we im­merse ourselves in your world to un­der­stand your leg­al needs and chal­lenges. However, it is equally im­port­ant that you know who we are and how we can work with you. So, we in­vite you to meet our ex­perts and catch a glimpse of what is hap­pen­ing in­side CMS.En­joy read­ing this pub­lic­a­tion, which we will up­date reg­u­larly with new con­tent.CMS Ex­ec­ut­ive Team
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