Home / Americas / Peru / ESG – Environmental, social and governance

ESG – En­vir­on­ment­al, social and governance

Environmental, social and governance (ESG) criteria are at the forefront of corporate strategies, due to investor, customer and regulator expectations. The topic has been gaining momentum and is expected to accelerate in the coming years.

ESG is broadening its scope of influence to cover all economic and policy sectors now. From energy, finance and urban planning to tax – these are just a few of the areas that are being impacted.

We advise clients – from multinationals to start ups – in all sectors and areas of ESG-related law, including future mobility, climate change strategies, ESG due diligence and risk assessments, corporate digital responsibility, sustainable supply chains, whistleblowing, ESG funds and green real estate finance.

At CMS, our approach is integrated and multidisciplinary – this enables us to anticipate and understand the issues in the rapidly evolving ESG landscape which in turn allows us to develop innovative solutions for and with our clients.

With their in-depth expertise in these areas, our teams of lawyers around the world identify risks and threats while seizing opportunities arising from the increasing focus on ESG for our clients.

Our aim is to help our clients successfully meet the demands of climate change, technological disruption, urbanisation and social concerns.

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

Choose area

Clean energy, hydrogen, renewables
Clean Energy, Environment & Climate Change
With more than 450 lawyers in 75 offices across the globe, our Energy & Climate Change Group is one of the largest of its kind.It was founded on g
Colorful stairs in front of orange building
Governance, Risk & Compliance - GRC In­ter­na­tion­al
Companies across all sectors and of all sizes are facing increasing pressure from investors, customers and regulators to comply with en­vir­on­ment­al, so
Two hands joining in a handshake
Social / Human rights
En­vir­on­ment­al, social, and governance (ESG) strategies often concentrate more on en­vir­on­ment­al issues. However, social factors are increasingly import
Sustainable finance
Sustainable Finance
En­vir­on­ment­al, social and governance (ESG) con­sid­er­a­tions are integral parts of sustainable economic development and play an increasingly important ro
CMS ESG Global Brochure
In a relatively short space of time, ESG factors have moved from being a niche concern to a strategic board level priority across all sectors and jur­is­dic­tions. No matter if you are a financial in­sti­tu­tion...
Criterios ESG: Una tendencia que vino para quedarse
Social aspect of ESG - Lexicon of most important terms and phrases
Lexicon of most important terms and phrases within the Social aspect of ESG


CBAM Implementing Regulation and Extensive Additional Reporting Guidance...
Earlier this month, the European Commission (“EC”) adopted an Implementing Regulation (“IR”) and released extensive Guidance Documents (“Guid­ance”) on the prac­tic­al­it­ies of reporting re­quire­ments...
Plastics and packaging laws in Peru
1. What is the general legislative framework regulating packaging and plastic waste in your jur­is­dic­tion? Since 2018, in the Republic of Perú, the main source of legislation covering packaging and...
New global agreement on the protection and sustainable use of resources...
On 4 March 2023, at an inter-gov­ern­ment­al conference in New York, negotiations between the rep­res­ent­at­ives of more than 100 countries culminated in the adoption of an in­ter­na­tion­al agreement on the con­ser­va­tion...
CMS Grau strengthens Energy & Climate Change practice with partner Eduardo...
The law firm CMS Grau announced Eduardo Guevara Dodds as a partner of the Energy & Climate Change practice area. Eduardo has an outstanding professional background and experience, mainly in the energy...
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
Putting the ‘S’ in ‘ESG’ - Lexicon of most important terms and phrases...
Companies across all sectors and markets are increasingly being evaluated on their en­vir­on­ment­al, social and governance (ESG) actions. ESG factors are now being used to determine the level of risk a company...
Handling the new EU and UK sanctions against Russia
Since 2014, the EU and the UK have pro­gress­ively imposed sanctions on Russia in response to the crisis in Ukraine. Following the latest events, both the EU and the UK, as well as many other countries...
Time for transition: Energy M&A 2022. Dealmaking in the age of COVID, digital...
2021 was a stellar year for European energy M&A – the highest on record since at least 2006 – with power, renewables and electricity networks the number-one deal generator. And this strong activity...
Legal guide for company directors and CEOs in Peru
ESG obligation for Directors and CEOs 1. Do existing directors’ duties contain obligations that apply to matters that could be categorised as an ESG con­sid­er­a­tion, e.g. the environment, employee...
Carbon markets and COP26
After six years of negotiation, COP26 resolved one of the outstanding issues of the Paris Rulebook when it reached a consensus on a global carbon market mechanism. Article 6 of the Paris Agreement set...
A role for coal?
The Glasgow Climate Pact is the first COP decision to mention coal. This has been widely viewed as a real achievement. Even campaigners who slam the wording of the Pact tend to see the inclusion of coal...
Financing COP 26 outcomes
It was a watershed moment, according to Mark Carney. The UN Special Envoy for Climate Action and Finance was introducing the Glasgow Financial Alliance for Net Zero (Gfanz): over 450 banks, asset managers...