Chapman Signs Statement from Business Leaders for Renewed Global Cooperation

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The firm’s endorsement celebrates the United Nations’ 75th anniversary and pledges to unite in the business of a better world.

September 21, 2020

CHICAGO—Chapman and Cutler LLP is proud to join over 1,000 companies in more than 100 countries in support of the United Nations (UN) and inclusive multilateralism by signing the Statement from Business Leaders for Renewed Global Cooperation.

The Statement endorsed by CEOs states: “We, the business peoples, recognize that peace, justice and strong institutions are beneficial to the long-term viability of our organizations and are foundational for upholding the Ten Principles of the UN Global Compact and achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Now is our opportunity to learn from our collective experiences to realign behind the mission of the UN and steer our world onto a more equitable, inclusive and sustainable path. We are in this together—and we are united in the business of a better world.”

The Statement of support was presented to UN Secretary-General António Guterres by Sanda Ojiambo, the CEO & Executive Director of the UN Global Compact (UNGC), at the opening of the Private Sector Forum on the sidelines of the high-level meeting of the General Assembly to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the United Nations.

Chapman has long been committed to providing a socially responsible and sustainable workplace and supporting clients in their work to finance environmental and social projects that positively impact people, communities, and our planet. Adding to the firm’s commitment this year, Chapman joined the UN Global Compact as a participant and formed a Social Impact and Sustainability Task Force to guide the firm’s progress and commitment to the UNGC’s Ten Principles and Sustainable Development Goals.

“Equality, inclusion, and sustainability are core values that Chapman has aligned with, both within our own firm and in support of the work we do on behalf of our clients. Chapman is proud to join the UNGC and to celebrate the UN’s 75th anniversary.” said William Libit, Chapman’s Chief Operating Partner and leader of the firm’s Social Impact and Sustainability Task Force.

“By signing the Statement from Business Leaders for Renewed Global Cooperation, we stand committed to doing our part as a law firm to advance the UNGC’s Ten Principles and Sustainable Development Goals and are united with our corporate colleagues around the globe in the business of a better world.” said Tim Mohan, Chapman’s Chief Executive Partner.

About Chapman and Cutler

The representation of financial institutions has been central to Chapman and Cutler’s practice since its founding in 1913. Starting from a base of banking and public finance, the firm and its practice areas have grown and evolved to become a sophisticated provider of legal services to banks, corporations, insurance companies, investment funds, and other participants in the financial services sector. Today, Chapman has offices in Charlotte, Chicago, New York, Salt Lake City, San Francisco, and Washington, DC, dedicated to representing financial services clients with respect to transactional, regulatory, tax, and litigation matters. For more information, visit chapman.com.

About the United Nations Global Compact

As a special initiative of the UN Secretary-General, the United Nations Global Compact is a call to companies everywhere to align their operations and strategies with ten universal principles in the areas of human rights, labour, environment and anti-corruption. Launched in 2000, the mandate of the UN Global Compact is to guide and support the global business community in advancing UN goals and values through responsible corporate practices. With more than 10,000 companies and 3,000 non-business signatories based in over 160 countries, and more than 60 Local Networks, it is the largest corporate sustainability initiative in the world. For more information, visit unglobalcompact.org.

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