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ESG considerations have become part of the new normal in corporate strategies, business models and culture and their importance is expected to continue rising for the foreseeable future. Solid ESG practices are seen as creating long-term value as well as helping in risk mitigation strategies. Even though the rise of ESG brings along new business opportunities it also introduces a new spectrum of risks. Our publication considers:

      • COVID-19 impact.
      • Key considerations for buyers as part of an ESG due diligence exercise.
      • The various insurance solutions available to mitigate ESG risks.




Jo Hewitt is a partner in the Corporate Department of Baker McKenzie London, and advises clients on a wide range of corporate law matters.


Graham Stuart is a partner at Baker McKenzie's London office specialising in product regulation and environmental, health and safety law.


Laura is an associate in the Private Mergers & Acquisitions department at Baker McKenzie's Corporate Group, based in London. Laura joined the Corporate department of Baker McKenzie - Caracas as a law clerk in 2011. She then started working as an associate in 2012 until 2014. After completing her Master of Laws at Cambridge University in August 2015, Laura joined the London office as an associate and is experienced in cross-border and domestic mergers and acquisitions, corporate reorganizations and corporate advisory. Laura is one of the London office’s leading professionals with respect to warranty and indemnity insurance and related deal-risk products, advising clients and the wider BM network on policy placements around the globe.