Firm’s first Corporate Responsibility Report outlines key initiatives to improve society and advance social justice
Submitted by: Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
Posted: Oct 07, 2013 – 11:41 AM EST
TORONTO, Oct. 07 /CSRwire/ - National law firm Borden Ladner Gervais LLP (BLG) today released its first Corporate Responsibility Report, highlighting the firm’s key social commitments and sustainability endeavours. In keeping with the firm’s commitment to service, the report outlines the community initiatives at home and abroad where the BLG team is striving to promote diversity and inclusion, access to justice, women’s leadership, literacy and learning.
“As professionals at one of Canada’s largest law firms we occupy a privileged position, which means we have an obligation to use that privilege in a way that supports and improves society,” said Sean Weir, National Managing Partner and CEO. “While the importance of corporate responsibility has long been ingrained in BLG’s culture, we are always challenging ourselves to do even better.”
Highlights of the Firm’s 2012 activities include over $2.3 million in pro bono work supporting access to justice, 300 classroom visits each week across the country to promote literacy and learning, signing on as a founding member of the new Canadian Law Firm Diversity and Inclusion Network and facilitating a series of new programs and training opportunities to foster women’s leadership.
Other community initiatives highlighted in the report include:
Diversity and Inclusion:
Pro Bono and Access to Justice
Literacy and Learning
To view BLG’s Corporate Responsibility Report and learn more about the firm’s commitment to improve society and advance social justice, visit What We Do Matters.
About Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
Borden Ladner Gervais LLP (BLG) is a pre-eminent full-service, national law firm focusing on business law, commercial litigation and intellectual property solutions for our clients. With more than 750 lawyers, intellectual property agents and other professionals in six Canadian cities, BLG assists clients with their legal needs, from major litigation to financing and patent registration.
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