Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) issues are now central to the agenda of corporates, asset managers, investors and financial institutions. Governments and international regulatory bodies are moving rapidly to create new standards of behavior, reporting and transparency. In many areas requirements once considered voluntary, are being given the force of law.
These dynamic changes are centered on core principles, such as a ‘net zero’ commitment, which can differ considerably in detail and implementation from one jurisdiction to another. They are creating a challenging and complex labyrinth of law, regulation, reporting frameworks and best practice.
FRA has decades of experience in supporting our clients to adapt to complex multi-jurisdictional risks and opportunities such as those presented by the rise of divergent ESG regulations. We customise and tailor to meet our clients’ needs by integrating forensic accounting, data analytics and data governance to provide empirical, data-driven and technology enabled solutions that meet or exceed regulatory expectations. Our services focus on the key areas where ESG impacts our clients’ businesses.
FRA advised Airbus and its counsel from the early stages in designing a robust and forensically based approach to the investigation, customising a data governance strategy alongside compliance risk assessment and remediation support, as well as the eventual fine calculation.
In 2010, Technip was facing charges under the US Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) for its alleged participation in a decade-long scheme to bribe Nigerian government officials to obtain engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contracts. The EPC contracts to build liquefied natural gas (LNG) facilities on Bon
FRA was approached by our client, White & Case, to provide pro bono support to the ACLU in their federal class-action lawsuit seeking to end solitary confinement in two Virginia prisons.