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Environmental, Social & Governance (ESG) : Introduction


Welcome to the Law Society Library's Environmental, Social & Governance (ESG) Subject Guide where you can find information on books, journal articles, legislation and other useful resources covering this topic. 


Corporate Sustainability Due Diligence Directive Formally Adopted

  • Corporate sustainability due diligence: Council gives its final approval (European Council press release, 24 May 2024) Read more here
  • Big firms face fresh sustainability obligations (Law Society Gazette, 27 May 2024) Read more here

Library Resources Pack

Download a complete list of up to date books, eBooks and journal articles on ESG and related areas of corporate social responsibility and sustainable investing available from the library.

ESG library resource pack

EU Legislation

View relevant EU regulations and directives covering topics including corporate sustainability reporting, sustainable finance disclosures, EU green taxonomy.

EU Legislation

Books and eBooks

Browse a list of books and eBooks available to borrow from the library covering environmental social governance, corporate social responsibility and more.

Browse books     eBooks


View guidance documents on corporate sustainability reporting from the European Commission, the Department of Enterprise and ESG strategy from the Law Society of Ireland. 


Journal Articles

Access a list of recent journal articles on topics including environmental social governance, corporate social responsibility, sustainability, reporting requirements and more.

Journal articles


View the Law Society's latest course offerings on ESG.