Our ESG Responsibility

Deacons commit to environmental and social sustainability and this fundamental belief drives us forward. We bear the responsibility, leveraging our knowledge and skills, to make a difference for both our clients and the wider community. We are determined to shape the future where economic, ecological and social developments flourish together for the good of everyone.

“It’s not about what you do as a business, it’s about how you do your business.

At Deacons, we are committed to partnering with our clients on all aspects of ESG considerations, from integrating sustainability best practices to investing in corporate governance with our unparalleled legal and business knowledge. As part of the city’s social fabric, we also proactively invest in the long-standing relationship with the community to secure a more sustainable future with all stakeholders.”

Lilian Chiang, Senior Partner

Environmental Sustainability

We are committed to implementing environmentally sustainable business practices to improve our environmental performance and drive change for better business and better lives.

Diversity & Inclusion

It’s our mission to create a diverse and inclusive work environment where you feel you can bring your authentic selves to work. By bringing together different views and experiences, we generate creative ideas and provide our clients with the most innovative solutions.

Our strength is who our people are:

Deacons’ 170th anniversary video series: Diversity and inclusion

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Our ESG Roundtable – Embrace Equity was held in April 2023

Our ESG Roundtable – Embrace Equity was held in April 2023 on “Equity isn’t a nice-to-have, it’s a must-have. A focus on gender equity needs to be part of every Firm’s DNA”. Our Senior Partner Lilian Chiang delivered an opening speech on why just offering equal opportunities in the workplace is not enough; the difference between equality and equity; and the importance to go beyond equal opportunities to embrace the concept of “equity” – recognising individuals’ different circumstances and talents, and giving them the support and resources to bring the best out of each individual.

This is followed by an interactive roundtable discussion led by Susan Sayers, General Manager, Regional General Counsel of HSBC; Fiona Nott, CEO of The Women’s Foundation; and our partners Cynthia Chung and Taylor Hui.

Watch this space and we will announce further ESG initiatives soon!

Deacons In-house Corporate Counsel Forum 2022

As Hong Kong’s longest-established local law firm, we have an unparalleled understanding of the Hong Kong market. In an era where climate change and social issues are a key focus area for businesses and investors alike, we support our clients in the areas of climate change and environmental regulation, energy transition and compliance, safeguarding of business and individual rights, sustainable finance and investment as well as stakeholder/ corporate governance.

Our In-House Corporate Counsel Forum 2022 generated interesting discussions on several hot-button ESG topics such as how to integrate ESG into company’s corporate sustainability framework; best practices for building ESG investor frameworks as well as good corporate governance; key legal considerations for addressing the “S” and the “G”; navigating existing financial services regulatory frameworks and what investors look for; best practices and how to position oneself as an ESG leader for advocating change.

Our Community Responsibility

We are committed to making a positive impact to the communities where we live and work. We aim to utilize our expertise and resources to promote the well-being of our communities. Our work mainly focuses on pro bono work and social mobility.

Caring Company since 2011

Our Blood Donation Days

1,563 hours that our employees spent volunteering in 2022

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