Terra Carta

Burness Paull is proud to be the first Scottish law firm to become a signatory to the Terra Carta sustainable markets initiative supported by HRH The Prince of Wales.

Launched in January 2021, the Terra Carta provides a roadmap to 2030 for businesses to move towards an ambitious and sustainable future.

Its aim is to harness the power of Nature combined with the transformative innovation and resources of the private sector.

The Terra Carta outlines ten areas of focus and is comprised of nearly 100 actions for business as the basis of a recovery plan that puts Nature, People and Planet at the heart of global value creation.

It is based on a series of recommendations developed over the past year by a coalition of global business leaders in almost every sector.

Together, they have developed a charter of ambitious, but practical actions aimed at building a truly sustainable future.

The Terra Carta will serve as a guiding mandate which will catalyse, showcase and celebrate progress along the way.

Over the next ten years it will be updated annually to reflect the rapid pace of change and continuous progress being achieved around the world.

Burness Paull chair Peter Lawson commented:

“We are committed to being a firm, and individuals, with an ethical approach to everything we do whether that’s within business, our local communities or the environment.

“Several of our clients are signatories, and we are proud to be the first Scottish law firm to join other leading businesses in pledging our support.

“It is about much more than simply environmental concerns.

“It includes recognition of the fundamental importance of health, diversity, the importance of local communities, a fair and inclusive society for all and the importance of working in partnership with other businesses to achieve this.

“Terra Carta very much chimes with our ESG goals and we are delighted to be part of this visionary initiative.”

To find out more about the Terra Carta and its aims click here: Terra Carta Sustainable Markets Initiative.

You can also watch a short video here.