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The Power of Corporate Green

I'm always amazed at the power that corporations have over the law firms that represent them. Recall back here almost a year ago, when a corporation even eliminated a large firm from its list of special counsel when the firm failed to meet the corporation's diversity requirements. Well, now, corporate power is also dictating firms' environmental practices. This article on Wal-Mart's efforts to promote environmentalism describes what law firms are doing to come on board:

Even Wal-Mart's law firms, gathered next door to the sustainability fest Oct. 11, got in on the act. Half their agenda was about sustainability. Two firms advertised their green credentials on placards -- including cafeteria silverware made from potato starch and two-sided copies.

As I questioned back here: Are firms going green because of concern for the environment and sustainability -- or because going green lets them make more green? And does it matter anyway?

Posted by Carolyn Elefant on October 15, 2007 at 05:26 PM | Permalink | Comments (0)


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