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McCullough Robertson launches ESG business

In a move to support clients develop a strong ESG strategy and response, McCullough Robertson has launched a new ESG business.

user iconLauren Croft 15 July 2022 Big Law
Louise Horrocks
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According to the firm, McR ESG is an “innovative” new business that will support the development of a strong environmental, social and governance strategy and response.

The business will provide future-focused, strategic advice and practical solutions that help to comprehensively shape businesses’ response to ESG pressures and to explore the unique opportunities that this presents.

McR ESG is led by McCullough Robertson partner Louise Horrocks, who has legal and commercial experience in global sustainability and industry.


“ESG has been a developing area for some time, but has seen a recent surge in importance with organisations challenged more frequently by stakeholders to articulate their position on complex ESG themes,” she said.

“With shareholder activism on the rise and regulators increasing their focus amid claims of greenwashing, responding to ESG has become increasingly complex and this will continue as we move closer to mandatory ESG reporting amongst other regulatory developments. 

“There is rising pressure on organisations to remain ahead of stakeholder expectations with a strong corporate ESG response, but more importantly, a strategic and stakeholder aligned ESG response can unlock incredible opportunities and create competitive advantage.”

Ms Horrocks said that the firm was thrilled to launch the new venture, having seen a significant increase in client demand for this support as well as a clear gap in the market for a provider who can offer both legal and non-legal advice. 

“This is an emerging area in need of advisors with a multidisciplinary skillset who truly understand and have worked within industry. As a first mover in this space, McR ESG, with the support of McCullough Robertson, provides an innovative combination of legal and commercial service to clients across all stages of their ESG journey,” she added.

“I am proud to be leading the charge in extending this industry focused service to provide strategic, commercial and legal advice, and I look forward to partnering with new and existing clients to explore the unique opportunities available to them.”