For many law firms and in-house lawyers, 2021 marked the year that Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) issues stormed onto their radar. They now realize they have a leading role in making sure their legal risk and compliance ecosystem matches their organization’s stated purpose and ESG goals.

This unprecedented shift is only the beginning. In the coming year, expect to see the legal community engage even more deeply in these complex ESG issues. Lawyers will be analyzing risks and creating robust corporate ESG programs, depending on where companies sit in their ESG journey.