24 February 2023

McCann FitzGerald LLP appoints Sabina Cotter as new Head of Responsible Business

Pictured from left to right: Stephen Holst (Managing Partner), Sabina Cotter (Head of Responsible Business) and Éamon Ó Cuív (Partner, Sustainable Finance and ESG)

McCann FitzGerald, one of Ireland’s leading law firms, has appointed Sabina Cotter as Head of Responsible Business. The appointment was made to build on the firm’s ambitious corporate citizenship and ESG agenda and support a growing programme of pro-bono work. Sabina will work closely with the firm’s leadership team to accelerate a next-generation responsible business strategy that is aligned with McCann FitzGerald’s vision and values.

Sabina has more than 20 years of experience in social and commercial impact roles and previously held positions with Dublin City University Educational Trust and the Irish Youth Foundation. She has a proven track record in implementing impactful and measurable corporate social responsibility strategies and has developed successful partnerships aligned with the UN Sustainability Development Goals. She is a member of the Chambers Ireland Sustainable Business Impact Awards judging panel since 2019.

Commenting on the appointment, Stephen Holst, Managing Partner, McCann FitzGerald, said “We are delighted that Sabina has joined McCann FitzGerald. She will play a key role in building on our firm’s commitments to social impact, pro-bono work, diversity, equity and inclusion and the environment. Being a responsible business has always been at the core of our culture at McCann FitzGerald and I look forward to working closely with Sabina to drive a long term, strategic and impact-driven agenda to accelerate our ambitions.

Sabina Cotter, newly appointed Head of Responsible Business at McCann FitzGerald, added: “I’m delighted to join the McCann FitzGerald team and look forward to bringing my experience to support their wide-ranging ESG goals. McCann FitzGerald already has a number of excellent programmes in place and I’m keen to get to work, alongside the leadership team, to develop and deliver responsible business initiatives that are innovative and reflect the culture and commitment of everyone in the firm”.

McCann FitzGerald supports a number of non-profit organisations such as the Early Learning Initiative, Free Legal Advice Centres, the Public Interest Law Alliance, Trinity College’s Access Programme and Ozanam House, a community resource centre operated by the Society of Saint Vincent de Paul.

McCann FitzGerald was the first Irish law firm to become ‘carbon neutral’ and since 2006 has committed to regular carbon footprint assessments.

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