CSR Legal 50

OK, so I’ve been speaking to a number of lawyers lately about CSR, how the legal sector is generally behind their clients on much of the CSR Agenda, and also generally behind other professional services organisations. To address this situation, I’ve created the CSR Legal 50.

I’ve realised that I’m not the only lawyer (even if now retired from law) who has an interest in CSR, particularly now that the United Nations Guiding  Principles on Business and Human Rights are becoming part of business reality (keep up the good work Shift Project and others!).

tsl-imagePerhaps out of need for companionship in my belief that lawyers have lots to offer in this area (Lawyers can be Responsible!), I started to gather something of list of CSR-y Lawyer-y types (using Google searches and whatnot), without really having any idea what to do with this growing list. After pondering how far down the list of “About 36,600,000 results” I might be prepared to look (really not very far…), I remembered the inspired piece of work by Jim McClelland (@SustMeme), in the CSR Business Top 500. His list of CSR-y business-y types made me think, and the dominant thought was that lawyers love to compare themselves to other lawyers. What other profession has a whole industry dedicated to providing a list of the 100/500/1000 best lawyers?

And then, as if prove my own point … to myself, I wondered where I might rank in such company. So I present to you, the first ever (as far as I know) compilation of CSR Law types!

CSR Legal 50

There are no prizes from me (or for me for that matter – I didn’t win!), and nothing even to suggest that my mashup of Klout and Kred is anything like a sound methodology, but nonetheless, here it is! World, meet the CSR Legal 50 (or CSRLegal50).

Rank Player Klout score Kred Influence Kred Outreach Power Score

1.
(1)

Player X Profile Image Player X
ABA Legal Rebel & Author, Lawyers as Peacemakers. Lawyers as Changemakers, 2016.Traveling the world since 2008, tweeting about conscious lawyering.
64 0 0 643

2.
(2)

Player X Profile Image Player X
Candidate for LSK National Council Member #TeamLaibuta #LSKelections2016
62 0 0 621

3.
(3)

Player X Profile Image Player X
Professor of EU, Human Rights & World Trade Law, University of Essex. Latest book: European Union Law (edited with @CSBarnard24, 2nd ed, OUP). Usual disclaimers
61 0 0 610

4.
(4)

Player X Profile Image Player X
Director of Legal Advocacy, Bertha Justice Initiative @Be_Just_ for @BerthaFN. Lawyer. Tweets in a personal capacity.
61 0 0 605

5.
(5)

Player X Profile Image Player X
Pro Bono Partner & Head of Responsible Business @DLA_Piper. Human rights lawyer, Access to justice. NGO director. Aussie in London. Oprah..
56 0 0 562

6.
(7)

Player X Profile Image Player X
56 0 0 562

7.
(10)

Player X Profile Image Player X
CEO of @Landesa_global. Tweeting about #landrights, #humanrights, politics and poverty. Teach #BizHumanRights at #Harvard_Law.
56 0 0 557

8.
(6)

Player X Profile Image Player X
Senior Lawyer | Policy Analyst | Consultant | Law, tech and human rights | https://t.co/ui182a0t0E | Tweets in a personal capacity. | DM or leanne@mslods.com
55 0 0 549

9.
(16)

Jasper Teulings Profile Image Jasper Teulings
General Counsel @Greenpeace International | Free speech | Media law | Environment & Climate Change | Opinions are my own, or those of others I happen to retweet
54 0 0 542

10.
(8)

Player X Profile Image Player X
Wrangler of companies and waves. Executive Director at @AustCCR. Board Member at @DTPHumanRights. My views.
54 0 0 538

11.
(12)

Player X Profile Image Player X
Senior Lecturer, Law School, University of Birmingham. Education & Training Committee, SRA. ESRC Future Research Leader #teamgay
53 0 0 532

12.
(9)

Player X Profile Image Player X
Head of Brussels Operations @Frank_Bold law firm, focus on #corpgov, #bizhumanrights, #CSR & @PurposeofCorp Project | Lawyer, ultrarunner
52 0 0 518

13.
(11)

Player X Profile Image Player X
Human Rights Lawyer * Sustainability * Dir. LD @WaterLex * Pres. @Grrrowd & @StandUpfyRights * Worldconnector * Keynote Speaker * Inspirator * @Ombudstoekomst
51 0 0 512

14.
(15)

Player X Profile Image Player X
Associate Professor in International Law. Tweets on law of armed conflict and use of force. For human rights follow @eurorights
49 0 0 489

15.
(37)

Player X Profile Image Player X
Roel is Chair of the OECD Working Party on Responsible Business Conduct. Views expressed are mine, not OECD's. RT is no endorsement. #ESG #CSR #BizHumanRights
49 0 0 488

16.
(14)

Player X Profile Image Player X
Consultant, Facilitator, Director of YWCA Vic, former CEO of Hotham Asylum Seeker Project, lawyer, union leader & sustainability Project Mgr. Views here my own.
48 0 0 483

17.
(13)

Roger Cox Profile Image Roger Cox
attorney - climate change litigator - author Revolution Justified - promoter Cradle to Cradle - founder Planet Prosperity Foundation
48 0 0 480

18.
(34)

Player X Profile Image Player X
Human Rights, Employment, Discrimination/Equality & Public Law barrister in Sydney. Senior Fellow Monash Uni Law School- LLM Human Rights program
48 0 0 478

19.
(17)

Player X Profile Image Player X
Lawyer @UniJaveriana MPA @AU_SPA VP #DigitalTransformation & ExctD BPO @ANDI_Colombia Ambassador @singularityu PassionMy kids #Colombia #4IR Views Mine,Optimist
48 0 0 477

20.
(46)

Player X Profile Image Player X
Westcountry lass, trainee lawyer and founder of community engagement & comms biz. Interested in #publiclaw #socialjustice #humanrights #hackney #politics #food
47 0 0 473

21.
(19)

Player X Profile Image Player X
Programme Manager @DevelopmentMin for @UNDP extractives team + author 'Mountain Movers' + Co-Chair @sia_iaia - #mining #energy & #sustainability | views my own
47 0 0 472

22.
(21)

Player X Profile Image Player X
Loving life & the opportunities it presents. #changetheworld with #tech & #law #movetheneedle #ruleoflaw #B4ROL #landrights #social #innovation #foodie
47 0 0 468

23.
(27)

Player X Profile Image Player X
Associate Professor of Law & Sustainability at Babson College
47 0 0 466

24.
(23)

Player X Profile Image Player X
Fostering a dialogue on business and human rights
46 0 0 465

25.
(25)

Player X Profile Image Player X
I make intellectual property law and sustainability understandable and fun. I love playing outside, seeing live music, do-gooder business & puzzle solving
46 0 0 463

26.
(30)

Player X Profile Image Player X
Tweet on tech, human rights, climate change, politics and culture. Retweets not endorsements. Views my own.
46 0 0 463

27.
(35)

Player X Profile Image Player X
Sustainable Energy Law issues reviewed from an EU and international perspective. PhD, Associate Professor in petroleum and energy law at Oslo University, Norway
46 0 0 458

28.
(20)

Player X Profile Image Player X
Law professor/former dep. GC/CCO. Consult on compliance, employment, corpgov, CSR. RT not endorsement. https://t.co/zTbZziQPKf
46 0 0 457

29.
(32)

Player X Profile Image Player X
Lawyer / MBA; CSR & Creating Shared Value (CSV) Fan Positivity
45 0 0 454

30.
(28)

Player X Profile Image Player X
Lawyer and academic musing on sustainability, clean energy, green finance, climate change, international law, policy and governance. Tweets own views.
45 0 0 453

31.
(22)

Player X Profile Image Player X
Writer of Stories | ☀Southern California☀ | ↓ Check out my projects → https://t.co/DQ6NGYX1ra | Writing, blogging, freelance, social media
45 0 0 452

32.
(26)

Player X Profile Image Player X
CSR & Sustainable Business Strategist, Pragmatist, Explorer, Former Lawyer. dwayne.baraka@valuecsr.com
45 0 0 451

33.
(31)

Nassy Avramidis Profile Image Nassy Avramidis
Content Development Manager @SustainBrands
45 0 0 451

34.
(18)

Player X Profile Image Player X
Co-director, Center for Business & Human Rights @NYUSternBHR and Research Scholar, Business & Society @NYUStern
45 0 0 450

35.
(59)

Player X Profile Image Player X
Academic @EssexLawSchool. Company Law #CorpGov #CSR #globaldev #bizhumanrights. Feminist. Mauritian/ African/ Londoner. Views my own.
45 0 0 448

36.
(42)

Player X Profile Image Player X
VP Labor Affairs, Corp Responsibility & Corp Gov @USCIB; following #CSR #SRI #ESG #susty #bizhumanrights #agenda2030 Tweets = opinion; RT not endorsement
45 0 0 446

37.
(24)

Player X Profile Image Player X
Asso Professor @CityUHongKong. Vice-Chair, UN Working Group on Business and Human Rights. Editor-in-Chief @BHRJournal. Let us humanize business! Tweets personal
44 0 0 442

38.
(49)

Player X Profile Image Player X
Migration law advocate and adjunct law professor w/ focus on int'l human rights, child protection, immigration law, CSR & human trafficking. Tweets are my own.
44 0 0 442

39.
(43)

Player X Profile Image Player X
Environmental lawyer, passionate about people reaching their potential, responsible business, fighting modern slavery, sometimes a runner, always a mum.
44 0 0 442

40.
(new)

Lorna Gavin Profile Image Lorna Gavin
Head of Diversity, Inclusion & Corporate Responsibility Gowling WLG UK. Straight ally & co-sponsor of OpenHouse, @GowlingWLGLGBT. Views my own
44 0 0 441

41.
(45)

Player X Profile Image Player X
Amnesty International, Business & Human Rights Team | #CorporateCrime #ConflictMinerals @theprobokoala | M&A lawyer in a previous life | Tweets on me
44 0 0 441

42.
(40)

Player X Profile Image Player X
Head of Digital Banking for Barclays Kenya by day, photographer by night, curious all the time. Pres of @WomenWhoWhiskey Nairobi. Opinions & typos my own.
44 0 0 439

43.
(51)

Player X Profile Image Player X
Assoc Prof #Bus & #Environmental #Law at Oregon State U, cares abt #sustainablebusiness, #cleanenergy, #climate, #CorporateReligion & #CSR. Tweets are my own!
44 0 0 439

44.
(41)

Katie Auerbach Profile Image Katie Auerbach
Recovering Lawyer. #SEO, #Content, #Tech, #Marketing Maven. Believer in power of #story to capture audiences' hearts & business.
44 0 0 439

45.
(39)

Player X Profile Image Player X
Freelance Tech Lawyer | New Law | Future Law | ... Better Law ...
44 0 0 435

46.
(50)

Player X Profile Image Player X
Dad of 4 | Husband of @fredasbarn | Director @HDSolicitors | Lecturer @UCLanlaw | Founder of #dwf5star | Trustee @CILExPBT | All tweets my views except RT's |
43 0 0 434

47.
(38)

Player X Profile Image Player X
Ethical Vegan, Lawyer (LL.B), Accred. Mediator(MSoM), Facilitator & Strategist on CSR, Business & Human Rights(LL.M), Sustainability(MSc.)& Social Impact(FRSA)
43 0 0 433

48.
(57)

Player X Profile Image Player X
Mamá de Julieta-Director @GRI_Secretariat Hispanic America #Sustainability #CSR #Trade #Law Opinions my own- Be yourself but be your best self
43 0 0 432

49.
(47)

Player X Profile Image Player X
Human rights advocate. Lawyer. Post-doc at Aarhus University, Denmark. Interests inc. business & human rights; transitional justice. All usual disclaimers apply
43 0 0 426

50.
(29)

Player X Profile Image Player X
Sharing economy lawyer, cartoonist, serious about creating a just and sharing world, Director of Sustainable Economies Law Center and Law Office of Janelle Orsi
43 0 0 425
Bulletin:
Monthly - 2nd
Published:
4:30pm - 2nd Feb 2016
Score Period:
2nd Jan - 2nd Feb 2016
Data Sources:
Klout | Linkedin | Google+

If you would like to be added to the list, please email me at dwayne.baraka@valuecsr.com or tweet me @baraka_dwayne.

I should add that I wont necessarily be entertaining too many discussion about what makes someone eligible for CSRLegal50 (I quit law remember!). The person must have at least complete a Bachelor in law (or higher) and show an interest in CSR

For those of you who want to see a larger photo of the owners of the Twitter tag, see here.

 

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