corporate social

Our firm is committed to corporate social responsibility and strives to address the ongoing commitment we hold to our people and clients, our planet and society overall. To achieve these goals, we are dedicated to targeted programs that drive our impact and responsible business operations.

This includes our commitment to Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) targets and initiatives and our charitable and philanthropic contributions through the Macpherson Kelley Foundation.

We have a demonstrated commitment to strengthening relationships with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples through a shared vision of reconciliation in Australia and have committed to the steps and actions needed to achieve this vision.

esg at mk

At Macpherson Kelley, we are dedicated to driving positive change through our commitment to Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) principles. Since 2020, we have partnered with Australian Legal Sector Alliance (AusLSA), an Australian, industry led, alliance that identifies and reports ESG items from an industry perspective.

The full 2023 AusLSA report can be found here.

how are we driving positive change?


Our firm is committed to minimising our carbon footprint and reducing waste.


We have ambitious sustainability goals and will continue to work on initiatives that create a healthier planet for future generations.


Our commitment to social responsibility extends beyond our corporate walls. We actively support diversity and inclusion initiatives, prioritising the well-being of our employees and the community. By fostering a culture of empowerment, we aim to create positive social change that builds stronger, more resilient societies. Our commitment to the community drives our work as part the Macpherson Kelley Foundation.


Aligning with our culture, “Better Each Day” demonstrates our commitment to reducing the gender pay gap and improving gender equity overall. It is our responsibility to address the complexities of this issue and ensure we are taking active steps to improve the gender pay gap within our firm.


Our employer Statement, WGEA Gender Pay Gap Report can be found here.


Transparency, integrity and accountability is the basis of our governance framework. Our high ethical standards promote a culture of compliance throughout all of our offices.


Our commitment to AusLSA demonstrates our commitment to transparency and accountability in publicly reporting on our ESG progress.


The Macpherson Kelley Foundation (MKF) was founded in 2016 as a not-for-profit organisation. One of its key purposes is to deliver charitable initiatives to the community through our workplace giving program and corporate matching initiative. We have extended our commitment to philanthropy beyond our internal operations, engaging our clients in their own philanthropic ventures. We have done so by using the Macpherson Kelley Foundation structure to establish individual client sub-funds.

Click here to learn about the Macpherson Kelley foundation

action plan

As part of our commitment to First Nations People, we are proud to share our Reflect Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP). Our RAP demonstrates our role in the journey towards reconciliation in Australia.

Our firm will take active steps towards the reconciliation process through demonstrating and delivering on key priority areas including Relationships, Respect, Opportunity and Governance, with the intention of achieving a shared vision of reconciliation with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People.

Click here to view our RAP

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