Fieldfisher Hires ESG Expert Nicole Bigby as Director

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Fieldfisher, a European law firm, has named ESG expert Nicole Bigby as its new ESG Director.

Nicole joins from Brian Cave Leighton Paisner, where she was involved in managing its Office of General Counsel.

Nicole, who is qualified as a lawyer in England and Australia, brings extensive experience at a global leadership level, focusing on driving responsible and sustainable business practices, ESG, legal compliance, and brand reputation and culture.

She advises clients across finance and other sectors on responsible and sustainable business conduct and impact, covering areas, including ESG, human rights, business integrity, and social development goals.

Nicole has held key roles at the UN, WEF, and the ICC and is recognised and ranked by Chambers in both ESG and Business & Human Rights Law.

Her appointment reflects Fieldfisher's commitment to making ESG a strategic priority for the firm, not only in terms of its own approach to Sustainable and Responsible business conduct but also as a core business service moving forward.

Since assuming the role of Managing Partner in May 2022, Robert Shooter has placed sustainability and ESG at the forefront of Fieldfisher's business strategy.

Under his leadership, the firm has excelled in its internal sustainability and ESG performance. This includes expanding Fieldfisher's carbon footprint reporting across its European network, launching new initiatives focused on inclusion, equity, and diversity, implementing sustainable practices in its premises and business travel, and raising over £500,000 for charitable causes. Robert has also spearheaded a targeted effort to address the legal sustainability and ESG needs of clients.

Robert Shooter said:

"In 2024, we're excited to be centralising our sustainability and ESG function as a core strategic focus and department within the firm and Nicole has exactly the right experience and know-how to lead on this.

"As someone who has dedicated her career to driving sustainability and ESG forwards across a number of organisations globally, she is just the right person to support Fieldfisher as we embark on new sustainability initiatives, as well as expanding on the success of our flagship Rooting for Change programme and looking forward to our next One Firm Action challenge."

Nicole Bigby said:

"I am tremendously excited by the opportunity to converge my personal and professional passions around supporting businesses transition to more sustainable and responsible business approaches. It's a great privilege to contribute my experience and expertise to support Fieldfisher with their ambition to put this at the centre of their strategy and assist their clients with the same journey. I look forward to harnessing and amplifying the collective potential of the Fieldfisher network, together with its clients, to enable the transition to a de-carbonised economy, and sustainable investment and business opportunity."

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