Knowledge Development Lawyer – Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG)

Professional Support Lawyer - London, United Kingdom

Ref: 128Wednesday 4 August 2021

Knowledge Development Lawyer – Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG)

A Knowledge Development Lawyer aligned to Environment, Social and Governance is required by an international law firm with a UK HQ in Central London. The primary objective of this role is to support and facilitate knowledge sharing within their area of expertise and to develop the knowledge sharing culture of this firm as it implements its ESG strategy.

The objectives of this Knowledge Development Lawyer requirement include, but are not limited to:

  • Working closely with the Corporate KDL and with other KDLs and key stakeholders, to identify key ESG issues
  • Working closely with the Knowledge Partner, the other KDLs and key stakeholders to facilitate knowledge sharing on ESG issues
  • Working collaboratively with the Research and Information Services team, the Corporate KDL and the Knowledge Partner to identify the external knowledge resources (legal and business-based) required by the firm.
  • Developing efficient, practical and meaningful current awareness on ESG issues
  • Providing input on ESG issues at pitch stage

Suitable candidates for this role will need the following expertise, qualifications and skills:

  • Experience in a similar KDL role aligned to Environmental, Social and Governance
  • At least 5 years’ PQE - preferably with experience working in commercial private practice and/or as a KDL/PSL
  • Strong expertise on ESG and responsible business issues such as legal/regulatory frameworks and The wider universe of ESG standards and best practice frameworks to which companies are increasingly held accountable
  • Exceptional internal and external client and stakeholder facing skills
  • An expert on technology, technology trends and the application of cutting edge technology in legal setting