Corporate Social Responsibility

Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) is high on the agenda at Wikborg Rein. We engage in society in numerous ways to help shape the development of businesses, organizations and people.

Corporate social responsibility is about operating a businesses in compliance with the law and at the same time comply with ethical requirements and norms, caring for the environment and assuming an increased responsibility for sustainable issues and people beyond daily operations.

Supporting organizations and issues

  • We support organizations aligned with our values, beliefs and Wikborg Rein's identity
  • Developing the lawyers of tomorrow
  • Working for greater diversity
  • Focus on talent management

Wikborg Rein contributes to professional development through durable engagement in the Norwegian Law Society's work, as well as laws and regulations, public committees and in terms of competence development. Every year we engage in several Pro Bono Publico-matters to assist individuals and organizations without financial strength to seek legal assistance. Likewise, we provide lectures, examinations and traineeships in close proximity with the universities throughout students study period.

Our collaborators 

In total, we have 12 main collaborators – each representing values we strongly identify with:

Amnesty International is the world's largest human rights organisation and fights for freedom of speech alongside fighting against abuse, assaults and injustice. We contribute with sponsorship and participate in fund-raising.

Ashoka is a global organization working for social entrepreneurship and change. Wikborg Rein provide pro bono assistance within company and contract law and participate in events and PR activities to help build the Ashoka brand in Norway.

Barratt Due Music Institute was founded in 1927 and has since developed Norwegian youths into world-class musical talents. Our contribution is through sponsorship and pro bono work.

The Norwegian Helsinki Committee is a non-governmental organization that works to ensure human rights are respected and practiced through monitoring, reporting, teaching and democratic support. The Norwegian Helsinki Committee works particularly with states in Europe, Central Asia, North America, the former Soviet states and the Balkans. We contribute through sponsorship and pro bono work.

Fair's vision is to give people in developing countries better access to knowledge and education. One way they do this is by collecting and refurbishing ICT-equipment. Wikborg Rein contributes through donating PCs and technical equipment to Fair.

The European Law Students' Association Norway (ELSA Norway) is the world's largest independent law students' organisation and offers professional and social activities nationally and internationally. Wikborg Rein contributes with various courses and discipline competitions.

Norway House is a private aid initiative, working to help the children in Cambodia achieve a better future. Through their focus on health, education and training, Norway House seek to create the foundation for an independent future generation of well educated, active, healthy and self-sustainable individuals. Our contribution:  food, medicine, clothes and education.

Human Rights Watch is a non-profit, non-governmental human rights organization. HRW is known for its accurate fact-finding, impartial reporting, effective use of media, and targeted advocacy, often in partnership with local human rights groups. Our contribution: sponsoring, fundraising, participating in events to build knowledge to HRW's impressing work.

The Law Faculty Student Association – Juristforeningen is located in Oslo and Bergen and is the largest organization for Norwegian law students, with an impressing list of activities and responsibilities. Juristforeningen represents several long-lasting and proud traditions and play an important role in the life of Norwegian law students. Wikborg Rein contributes as the main financial sponsor in addition to providing lectures, private tutoring and assist in other various projects.

Team Arctic Triathlon. Triathlon is one of the fastest growing sports in the world and is about mastering different skills, endurance and reaching new and ambitious goals – similar to working in a law firm. We are the team's main sponsor.

The Voxtra East Africa Agribusiness Fund invests in capital-constrained agribusinesses that plays a pivotal role in improving the livelihoods of smallholder farmers. We contribute with pro-bono work.

Gatejuristen is a free legal aid service to people who have or have had substance abuse problem, by working to enhance their self-esteem and giving them respect, justice and care. We contribute with sponsorship and pro-bono work.