Asia’s top tier international law firm King & Wood Mallesons (KWM) have launched their refreshed Community Impact strategy – a five-year blueprint that will guide the firm’s social impact practice.
The strategy charts a new course for the firm, their clients and their communities and is underpinned by three key changes to its previous strategy:
Partnerships: Elevating the knowledge, power, wisdom, resilience, courage and creativity of the community as KWM seeks to build longer-term, deeper, more trusted and more respectful partnerships.
Systems-Change: Utilising KWM’s expertise, resources and networks to design and deliver major solutions, policies, programs, services and advocacy, creating generational change.
Young people: With a continued focus on young people, this plan elevates First Nations young people as a priority for KWM.
Commenting on the refreshed strategy KWM’s Director of Responsible Business Dan Creasey said:
“The launch of this strategy signals KWM’s intention to develop truly transformational partnerships and lead a new way of creating social impact. Standing Strong & Tall Together is about strengthening communities, creating generational change and elevating young people so that they stand strong and tall.”
KWM has also launched a First Nations Youth Council which includes 11 young First Nation leaders that will form an advisory group to guide the firm in the execution of the refreshed Community Impact strategy.
“We are incredibly proud of this new and major initiative and are delighted that we have 11 young First Nation leaders that will play an integral role and make a meaningful contribution to our refreshed strategy, as well as wider Responsible Business initiatives.”