Our Community Investment Programme (CIP) supports grassroots and community organisations in Aotearoa New Zealand so we can make a greater impact and help to shape our country’s future.
We believe in using our collective skills, time and resources to make a positive impact for our people, our clients, our communities and our planet. This belief is at the very heart of our CIP. There are opportunities throughout our firm, for all our people, to get involved and make a positive contribution.
We are dedicated to building long-term partnerships with organisations that are committed to kia toitū te taiao (having a positive, sustainable impact on our planet) and kia toitū te tangata (caring for our people, clients and communities) providing support through a combination of pro bono, community programmes, volunteer support and sponsorship.
In our Sustainability Strategy we have committed to having 90% of all partners and staff involved in pro bono client work, regardless of their role at the firm.
We have also committed to providing at least $500,000 per year of in-kind support to our community investment partners. That is split between kia toitū te taio (our environment) and kia toitū te tāngata (our people) focused pillars and aligned with UN Sustainable Development goals: climate action, responsible consumption and production, poverty, gender equality, reduced inequality and rule of law.
We support a range of organisations through our pro bono programme. Examples include Waitematā Community Law Service – Community Te Korowai Ture o Waitematā and Community Law Wellington and Hutt Valley – Te Whare Ture Hapori o Te Whanganui-a-Tara me Te Awa Kairangi, Who Did You Help Today Trust, the Chancery Lane Project and the Supporters of Tiritiri Matangi.
Our firm is playing an active part in Aotearoa New Zealand’s sustainability journey. We are passionate about helping to shape New Zealand’s future, and we believe in using our collective skills, time, and resources to make a positive impact for our people, our clients, our communities and our planet.Learn more