Sustainability Landscape & Interest Survey 2020-2021
Profile

1) Which best describes your organization?

Law Firm
In House Counsel
Other (i.e., Provider to Legal Industry)

2) Please indicate the number of attorneys in your organization.

1-50
51-250
251-500
501-1000
1000+

3) Which best describes the level of your role?

Equity Owner or Board Level
C-Level
VP
Director
Manager
Other

4) Please indicate the current phase of your ESG/sustainability program. ESG stands for Environmental (i.e., conservation of resources, environmental impact, etc.), Social (i.e., diversity, human rights, wellness, employees, etc.) and Governance (i.e., leadership composition, structure, compensation, etc.)

BeginnerIntermediateMatureExpert
Overall ESG
Environmental Sustainability
Sustainability Landscape

1) Who leads your environmental sustainability efforts?

Sustainability Partner
Partner
Executive Director
CSR Director
Chairs of Green Team
Chairs of Sustainability Committee
No Specified Leader
Other

2) How important do you think environmental sustainability is to your various stakeholder groups today?

Very ImportantSomewhat ImportantNeutralLittle ImportantNot Important
Partners
Associates
Professional Staff
Incoming Talent
Existing Clients
New Clients
Other

3) Does your firm receive RFPs asking for information about firm practices, initiatives and measurable results in the following areas?

MostManySomeFewNoneWhat exactly do you provide when asked about your ESG principles?
Environment
Social
Governance

4) Has your firm made any climate commitments to reduce the impact of climate change (i.e., Net Zero, GHG emissions reduction targets, etc.)?

PublicPrivatePlease describe
2020
select
select
2021
select
select

5) Does your firm have a separate environmental sustainability budget or is it embedded in your operational budget?

Yes
No
Don't Know

6) What are your top 3 challenges in your environmental sustainability program? Please rank.

1
2
3

7) With respect to environmental sustainability practices, what is your firm’s focus?

Please describe
Building Design
Carbon Footprint
Employee Engagement
Risk Management
Firm Procedures and Practices
Social Impact
Technology
Other

8) If resources and budget were not an issue, what area or initiative would you like to invest in?

1
2
3

9) Which of these would be useful for your environmental sustainability program?

Becoming Certified
Benchmarking with Scorecard
Carbon Footprinting
Finding Sustainable Vendors
Following the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals
Sharing Best Practices
Tracking Sustainability Information
Other

10) How do you anticipate having to pivot when returning to “normal” business operations this year? Please include impacts or changes to your environmental sustainability program.

11) What do you think the outlook is for legal organizations adopting environmental sustainability practices?

Very Good
Good
Neutral
Poor
Very Poor

12) What initiative is next on your firm's journey toward greater environmental sustainability?

ESG/Sustainability Interests

1) Historically, the Law Firm Sustainability Network has focused primarily on environmental sustainability topics. Recently, however, the definition of the word “sustainability” has been expanding beyond just the environmental considerations of the Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) topics – and now includes the S and G components as well. Accordingly, which of the following would be of most interest to you were the LFSN to expand beyond the “E” of “ESG” topics to provide additional resources to members?

Please describe
Gender Equity
Diversity & Inclusion
Wellbeing
Workplace Policies
Pro Bono
Volunteerism
Philanthropy & Charitable Giving
Risk Management
Human Rights
Labor, Health & Safety
Environmental Justice
Community Investment
Governance
Stay the Same
Other

2) In order to expand resources to membership beyond the “E” to include the “S” and “G” topics, which of the following organizations would you like the LFSN to consider for collaborations / partnerships?

ABA
State and City Bar Asssociations
Diversity Lab
Pro Bono Institute
Other

3) If you track and/or report ESG/sustainability data, what tool/platform do you use?

CO2 Logic/Agendi
CDP
Ecometrica
Ecovadis
IntegrityNext
Greenstone
Vorgate 2030
Other

4) How can LFSN help your organization establish, address, improve, and/or achieve its ESG program goals?

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