Beccar Varela presents his latest sustainability report, “Trajectory and innovation for a sustainable future” , which reports the work carried out by the firm on the matter throughout the 2020-21 period. Several teams participated in the preparation of the report under the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) standards.
Beccar Varela’s sustainability strategy is made up of three central dimensions: legal advice with ESG criteria , which aims to provide legal solutions that integrate environmental, social and governance aspects; responsible business management , focused on the firm’s collaborators, following good corporate governance practices and caring for the environment; and relations with the community , through pro bono advice of excellence and support for education aimed at those who need it most from the Dar Project. Throughout the period considered, the firm successfully achieved objectives in the three dimensions of its strategy, particularly in the care and well-being of its members, as well as in the work to support the vulnerable communities that suffered the most from the impact of the pandemic and its consequences.
In order to prioritize the care and safety of the members of the study, Horacio Beccar Varela, managing partner, mentions that they implemented “a safe work protocol with a gender perspective and we formed an interdisciplinary teleworking team to reconcile daily work activities and its new modality. Partner Fernanda Mierez emphasizes that “the challenges of this context revealed the relevance that ESG aspects acquire in legal advice.” The firm participated in sustainable finance projects in which it accompanied companies, non-profit organizations and governments in the search for alternatives for financing oriented towards positive social and environmental results, as in the case of the first issuance of social bonds, green and sustainable carried out by a civil association and articulated together with the National Securities Commission to facilitate the access of foundations and associations to the capital market. In line with the community relations programs, the firm reinforced its commitment to the organizations with which it usually collaborates. During this period, the Beccar Varela Pro Bono Program celebrated its 20th anniversary, managing to double the number of annual hours dedicated to causes of public good. This space continues to grow with the incorporation of new partners and lawyers who dedicate their time and knowledge to legal advice and access to justice in favor of vulnerable groups and communities. An example of this evolution of the project is the recent adhesion of the environmental law and climate change team.
Beccar Varela is a leading law firm in Argentina. He advises national and international companies from various industries in all areas of corporate law. It is the first comprehensive legal advisory firm in the country to join the United Nations Global Compact, as well as submit a sustainability report. In 2022 it celebrated 125 years of experience.
Click here to read the 2020-2021 Sustainability Report.
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Gustavo Papeschi | Partner of Beccar Varela | email@example.com