At Domus Aegis, an international network of different lawyers is working together for international legal questions of our clients. We are providing legal consultancy services in many subjects such as International Law, International Litigation, Intellectual Property Rights, Arbitration, International Trade, Product approval for Import, Investments Abroad, The World Bank, Trade and Project Finance, Clean Water, Social Cohesion, Sustainable Investments, Due Diligence.
We work for international peace, sustainability and development. Trade and Business can grow only in peaceful atmosphere. We help and assist international Community, Business and Trading Companies to grow sustainable by providing more and more business opportunities like exporting, supplying products and services to many international Organizations, Companies, wherein we are Legal Consultants. However all these Business, Trade and supply opportunities are available on the condition of strict observance of International Laws, International Trade laws, ESG, SDG and all other applicable regulatory laws and treaties. We focus on all interconnected UN Sustainable Development Goals to achieve a better and more sustainable future for all. All 193 UN-member countries agreed to meet these SDGs:
Concerning investment projects, our team of lawyers also measures the sustainability and societal impact of the projects. We use the criteria of ESG – Environmental, social and corporate governance to determine future financial performance. We do an extra search on real sustainability versus greenwashing.
The ESG Criteria meet with the SDGs:
- Environmental > Climate Change and Sustainability
- Social > Diversity, Human Rights, Consumer Protection, Animal Welfare
- Corporate Governance > Management Structure, Employee relations, Executive compensation, Employee compensation
The United Nations agreed with an international network of professional investors to meet six Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI), launched in April 2006 at the NYSE:
“As institutional investors, we have a duty to act in the best long-term interests of our beneficiaries. In this fiduciary role, we believe that environmental, social, and corporate governance (ESG) issues can affect the performance of investment portfolios (to varying degrees across companies, sectors, regions, asset classes and through time). We also recognise that applying these Principles may better align investors with broader objectives of society. Therefore, where consistent with our fiduciary responsibilities, we commit to the following:
- We will incorporate ESG issues into investment analysis and decision-making processes.
- We will be active owners and incorporate ESG issues into our ownership policies and practices.
- We will seek appropriate disclosure on ESG issues by the entities in which we invest.
- We will promote acceptance and implementation of the Principles within the investment industry.
- We will work together to enhance our effectiveness in implementing the Principles.
- We will each report on our activities and progress towards implementing the Principles.”
At present, more than 3000 investors have signed the PRI and have implemented them to contribute to the development of a more sustainable global financial system. As lawyers network, we do due diligence on how investors implemented this, because the principles are voluntary and aspirational.
PRI and SDGs interconnected
Since the launch of the Principles for Responsible Investment in 2006, the preamble to the Principles has said: “We recognise that applying these Principles may better align investors with broader objectives of society.” Never before have these “broader objectives of society” been more clearly defined than in the SDGs. All the countries of the world have agreed on a sustainability agenda, covering three broad areas – economic, social and environmental development – and comprising 17 global goals, further developed in 169 targets, to be reached by 2030.