As many in the business world are redefining their company’s purpose—aiming to be part of the solution to societal problems—it’s an exciting time to be studying or working in corporate law. But it can also be challenging for law firms and corporations to hire lawyers who understand how to navigate these modern-day challenges in environmental, social and governance (ESG).

Law schools are creating courses on sustainable capitalism and ESG. Law firms are also stepping up to meet client demand for advice on how to manage an evolving space and rapidly changing regulations.