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Dentons recruits Hogan Lovells’ sustainability head as Global ESG lead

Dentons has announced that Aragon St-Charles, former Sustainability head of Hogan Lovells, has been appointed as the firm’s first Global head of Environmental, Social & Governance (ESG)

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Aragon will work with Dentons’ global leadership team and Global Board to design and implement the firmwide ESG strategy, bringing together critically important efforts across the firm, while coordinating with Stephen Shergold, chair of the firm’s Global ESG Steering Committee, responsible for developing market-leading ESG products and services for Dentons’ clients.

Dentons ESG practice has experienced fast and successful growth, delivering market leading support for clients by optimizing the synergy between its ESG subject matter experts and broader practice and sector teams whilst developing innovative tools to anticipate the rapidly changing regulatory environment.

Aragon joins Dentons from Hogan Lovells, where he was the firm’s first Head of Sustainability, alongside his role as head of Operations for the Asia Pacific Region. In addition, he served as co-chair of the Responsible Business Committee in Hogan Lovells’ Tokyo office, where he led the firm’s community investment programs within Japan, as well as championing the firm’s Diversity & Inclusion and LGBTI initiatives.

“In Aragon, we have hired an operations leader to embed ESG into all that we do – which differentiates us from the approach of other law firms who put ESG either into their Marketing Department or their charitable and pro bono activities. Aragon’s impressive resume and deep acumen in the ESG space will help distinguish Dentons as a leader and innovator in the global ESG marketplace,” said Joe Andrew, Dentons global chairman.

“I am honored to be joining Dentons to continue the important work of holding ourselves accountable to meeting our ESG commitments as a firm, as well as expanding ESG offerings for the benefit of our clients around the world,” said Aragon St-Charles. “I look forward to leveraging my experience of designing and implementing key ESG programs to embed sustainability into Dentons’ core functions and to positively impact our clients’ sustainability goals.”

“I am delighted to welcome Aragon St-Charles as Dentons Global Head of Environmental, Social & Governance (ESG). Aragon is an inspiring leader who will play an instrumental role – working closely with the Global Board, Joseph Andrew and me to design and implement our firmwide ESG strategy and to embed sustainability into our core functions,” said Elliott Portnoy, Dentons Global CEO.

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