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WSP and the law firm Jara Del Favero Abogados sign alliance to provide ESG services

  • The initiative seeks to integrate the expertise of both companies to offer environmental, social and governance consulting services to all types of clients from different industries.

An agreement to jointly develop and provide technical and legal consultancy on ESG (Environmental, Social and Governance) matters was signed by Consultora WSP y el law firm Jara Del Favero (JDF).The agreement involves an integrated management of the potential impacts of companies and projects in these matters, as well as advice on reporting issues the companies are required to perform due to the regulations of the Financial Market Commission.

The incorporation of ESG factors has become essential for the current development and sustainability of companies and ensure results for better risk management, meet the demands and expectations of stakeholders and help to comply with regulations and industry standards, allowing to be always in line with the trends and demands of the markets.

Juan Ignacio Ríos, Country Manager de WSP Chilecommented: "We are very happy to be able to join forces to deliver a global service, where both companies have experience in comprehensive consulting, both in governance and in environmental, social and sustainability management. In today's world, having ESG policies is extremely important for the market's and society's valuation of companies".”.

At JDF, the ESG area is led by partner Christian Schiessler, who also heads the Capital Markets practice, and by Javier Naranjo, director of the Environment and Natural Resources area.

"The consideration of ESG factors in corporate decision-making will grow significantly and steadily over time, and this agreement allows us to provide a global, efficient service that meets the needs of our clients in all industries and sectors," said Christian Schiessler. Christian Schiessler.

Javier Naranjo Javier Naranjoindicated that "This alliance allows us to offer advanced and strategic solutions to incorporate sustainability in the best possible way, from environmental impact assessment to the social and governance aspects of each company. In this way, we also hope to contribute to the sustainable development of Chile".

The alliance between WSP and JDF includes the development of integral services in any stage of life of the organizations, either at the project or corporate level.

One of the first activities included in this agreement is a seminar on ESG on November 30, aimed at clients of both companies, which will be attended by representatives of Global Compact, world-class experts from WSP in the United Kingdom, among other distinguished guests.

Santiago, October 2022

Press Contact:

Paulina Calleja (pcalleja@jdf.cl) +569 9825 5601

Tamara Peñafiel (tamara.penafiel@wsp.com) +569 6658 7043

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Sobre JDF:

JDF Abogados has more than 80 years of experience in providing legal advice to domestic and foreign clients. It is a multidisciplinary firm, integrated by professionals specialized in different practice areas, among them, capital markets and finance, corporate, environmental, natural resources, tax, regulatory, labor, litigation, technology, life sciences and real estate. JDF has been recognized as a market leader by the international rankings Chambers & Partners, The Legal 500, Leaders League and Best Lawyers, among others.

Sobre WSP:

WSP is one of the world's leading consulting, engineering and professional services firms. We are technical experts and strategic advisors that include engineers, technicians, scientists, architects, planners, land surveyors and environmental specialists, as well as other design, program management and construction professionals. We design durable solutions in the Transport & Infrastructure, Property & Buildings, Land & Environment, Energy & Mining and Industry sectors. Globally, we have more than 60,000 people and in Chile we are more than 1,400 professionals.

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