Social responsibility is more than just numbers. The changes we are going through as a firm are supported by our people who, in all layers of the organisation, are committed in their own way to a better world.
To find out more about these people, their motivations and their ambitions, we conducted a series of interviews: Agents of Change. In which we talk about the role of a law firm in the transition to a sustainable economy and society while walking in nature. About what drives them. About changing perspectives. These conversations can not only be read, but also listened to as a podcast (in Dutch).
These conversations take place during a walk through nature. During the walk we talk about what change means for a law firm like NautaDutilh and how these 'Agents of Change' shape this change.
Harm Kerstholt Pioneer in soft law
For Harm Kerstholt, his fast-growing ESG practice is not about whether something is legally permissible, but whether it is desirable for a company, from a broader perspective than simply profitability. ‘The underlying principles are actually pretty simple: be open and, if it’s not right, do something about it.’
Eefje Tjong Joe Wai Advocate of inclusion and diversity
Eefje Tjong Joe Wai wants to make NautaDutilh a more diverse place to work without having people feel that anything is forced upon them. ‘Try to see where the other person is coming from, without judging.’
Freerk Vermeulen Litigator in climate change
In what is being referred to in the media as the climate case of the century, Freerk Vermeulen, who represented Urgenda before the Dutch Supreme Court, played a crucial role in what the media refers to as the climate case of the century. ‘From a legal standpoint, it was enormously significant. When you’re pleading, you know that people all over the world are watching.’