5 BACK TO NAVIGATION AusLSA’s Executive members AusLSA is indebted to the commitment and support of its seven Executive Members and Ernst & Young. Since its establishment in 2010 AusLSA’s Executive Members have been instrumental in providing leadership, strategic, logistical and financial support: AusLSA is assisted by Ernst & Young, who provide executive administrative requirements and office space, and greatly benefits from the specialist expertise Ernst & Young provides through its board appointment. Ernst & Young is the largest and most experienced sustainability consultancy in Australia operating in the business to business space. AusLSA’s Directions and Priorities Each year our members’ commitment to sustainability and corporate citizenship increases and so to do the opportunities and expectations for AusLSA to provide and refine the sustainability framework for Australian law firms. This sets a global example of best practice for corporate purpose and responsibility. AusLSA has conferred with its members, sector thought leaders and legal customers about the importance of a more complete sustainability view and approach and is continuing to build new capacity to help members keep pace with these developments and increased market expectations. AusLSA’s 3-year strategic plan is concentrating its efforts on building value to our members and stakeholders (including partners, employees, customers, stakeholder, regulators and other thought leaders). AusLSA’s priorities in 2018 Welcome more members – AusLSA needs members as they both reinforce the support of the AusLSA model and contribute to the resources need to provide and continually develop our programs. Ongoing reporting development – AusLSA is continually reviewing the opportunity to improve the metrics and reporting to most efficiently tell a useful story about members’ sustainability that meets the expectations of stakeholders, international best practice and our members. This year we will be researching the increased incorporation of the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals. New alliances – AusLSA is being strengthened through increased cooperation with selected sustainability thought leaders and NGOs. We will continue to identify and strengthen existing alliances that assist us to provide aligned reporting and share capacity building tools, programs and information that will make AusLSA a one-stop-shop for sustainability. Spreading the word – Members’ commitment to sustainability and their AusLSA membership provides a wide range of benefits to their firm’s functions and stakeholders. In 2018, AusLSA will communicate more widely about the value that our members’ actions and commitments provide to the community. Collecting the latest information and resources - AusLSA’s website is expanding to include a broader and more up to date set of sustainability information and materials as well as being a portal into selected assistance and support from our alliance partners. There will be new topics and materials produced for our Champion’s Network and a stream of newsletters, twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook streams to follow. Clayton Utz DLA Piper Australia Henry Davis York Maddocks McCullough Robertson Norton Rose Fulbright Australia Swaab Attorneys