Webber Wentzel has been awarded the
Legal Adviser - Emerging Markets title at the 2022 IJGlobal ESG Awards which took place on 19 October 2022 in London. Webber Wentzel is extremely proud of this win as it affirms its deliberate steps to living its purpose of making a transformative and sustainable impact through its work and actions as well as its commitment to good corporate citizenry across the core ESG principles.
As part of the award submission, we had to demonstrate the greatest breadth, expertise, and commitment to ESG across our transactions and/or advisory work. Key to the win was our work on transactions such as the
Terragrn South African Agroforest Project,
CDC - Divercity Urban Property Fund investment and various
green or sustainable finance transactions.
One of the judges said this about our firm:
“This law firm displays clear innovation in the partnership work with TERRAGRN – encouraging capital into developing markets and the focus on the social as well… for example, socio-economic development through job creation; and creating more women entrepreneurs which shows impact not just at the environmental level, but on a social basis as well”.
Another judge added that
“Webber Wentzel deserves recognition as a law firm that is attempting to do more than just act for clients in the ESG space. It demonstrates excellent diversification".
"I am proud to have worked on the Terragrn project, which has an enormous ESG impact on the agroforest investment in South Africa. We are definitely changing the future, one sustainability-linked project at a time"
Garyn Rapson, Webber Wentzel Partner and ESG Head.
This is the third Environmental, Social and Governance award Webber Wentzel has won in 2022. The firm won
ESG Initiative of the Year at the African Legal awards 2022 and the
Environmental Finance- ESG research of the year, Africa 2022 - a clear indication that Webber Wentzel has produced (and will continue to produce) positive ESG outcomes for its clients.
About the IJGlobal Awards
The IJGlobal ESG Awards are designed to celebrate organisations, transactions and individuals that have truly turned the dial on the environmental, social and governance front within International Infrastructure and Energy Finance.