Reuters Video Highlights UN Sustainable Development Goals in Action at Debevoise

20 June 2019

Because of the firm’s long-standing commitment to corporate responsibility, integrity and public service, Debevoise & Plimpton LLP has become only the second global law firm to be profiled in a video series of more than 100 businesses committed to furthering the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

The video, “Debevoise & Plimpton: A global law firm rising to the challenge of advancing the UN Sustainable Development Goals,” produced by Reuters in collaboration with the UN, showcases the firm’s efforts related to three of the SDGs – gender equality, creating jobs and economic growth and building peace, justice and institutions – and how Debevoise works with clients, its own workforce, the legal profession and other stakeholders to promote these goals through its everyday client service and public service activities.

Featured in the video are long-standing Debevoise client Clayton, Dubilier & Rice, as well as Debevoise partners Jonathan Adler, Catherine Amirfar, William Y. Chua, Lord Goldsmith QC, Maeve O’Connor, Natalie L. Reid, David W. Rivkin and My Chi To. The video also references the firm’s work for other clients, including pro bono client The Center for Reproductive Rights, and leadership in organizations such as the International Bar Association.

Michael W. Blair, Presiding Partner at Debevoise, commented, “Our long-standing commitment to building a stronger, more just society closely aligns with The UN Sustainable Development Goals. Recognizing that making an impact requires ongoing, deliberate action, Debevoise works every day to incorporate the Goals into our daily business, as presented in this video. Doing so reflects the firm’s heritage and culture, and is the right thing to do for our clients and the public.”

David W. Rivkin, Co-Chair of Debevoise’s International Dispute Resolution Group and Business Integrity Group and Past President of the International Bar Association, added, “Lawyers play a unique and important role in promoting justice, equality and a strong civil society . Whether lawyers handle transactions or disputes for their clients, they build the rule of law every day. Increasingly, they must be wise counselors advising clients on a broad range of risks and opportunities. It is a calling that we take very seriously at all levels of the firm.”

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