Simmons pledges £100k in free legal support to start-ups tackling climate change

International law firm believes collaboration is crucial to addressing crises
Simmons & Simmons has committed PS100,000. in free legal support for start-ups that use technology to combat the climate emergency.
The international law firm announced that the six-figure “GreenTech fund” will be divided between four businesses that are “innovating to try and prevent or limit the worst effects the climate crisis.”
The scheme is managed by the firm’s environmental sustainability network (dubbed “the green room”), which brings together investors, incubators, and accelerators with a special focus on sustainability.
Green-minded start ups who want to get free legal advice will need to submit a short video explaining what they do and how the firm can help. The firm will also require a presentation and pitch from the shortlisted businesses.

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Ali Crosthwaite, co-lead of the ‘green room’ said this:
“Simmons, like many other organisations, is looking for ways that it can maximize its positive impact. The GreenTech fund is an effort to do that by sharing our expertise with businesses that are actively looking for solutions to the crisis in our lives. We will need multiple solutions and collaboration is our best hope.
As climate change debate intensifies, City law firms are taking steps to help the planet.
Many have committed to reducing their carbon emissions to become net-zero. Others have taken steps to reduce air travel, go paperless, and run their offices using renewable energy.
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