PRESS RELEASE: Vieira de Almeida joins the Digital with Purpose Movement

Digital with Purpose Movement welcomes Vieira de Almeida as a Member Company.

Published on: Jul 21, 2021 | Written by: Mark Evans

We are very pleased to announce that Vieira de Almeida (VdA) is joining the Digital with Purpose (DwP) Movement initiated by the Global Enabling Sustainability Initiative (GeSI). 

Vieira de Almeida (VdA) is the leading Law Firm in Portugal and a reference for national legal advice. The firm is strongly committed to contribute to the UN Agenda 2030 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), and to the carbon neutrality objectives of the European Green Deal. In particular, VdA provides every year hundreds of pro bono legal services to non-profit organizations, assist in the development and strengthening of projects in social innovation, social entrepreneurship and investment. One of the focal points of VdA is its Green Project, an internal programme of sustainable development and ecoefficiency aimed at promoting behavioural changes among its people. 

Joining the DwP Movement and partnering with GeSI is a strong step for VdA. Metrics from the DwP framework covering multiple areas from digital trust and responsibility to circular economy, climate change, digital inclusion and supply chain will be a valuable asset to bring greater sustainability to the organization and its clients. 

“We believe that no business can be successful leaving aside the societal and environmental dimensions, and no common purpose can be achieved without action by businesses. VdA strongly supports a global transformative agenda that leverages the full power of digital technologies to reform today’s economic model of growth, so that it purposefully contributes to society and to the health of the planet,” said João Vieira de Almeida, Managing Partner at VdA.

“As we enter a fourth industrial revolution driven by 5G, AI, IoT and Big Data, sustainability becomes an even more critical element to our industry and those reliant on new technologies. While we are excited about our digital future, we have a responsibility to step up and ensure we deliver value to all parts of society in an open and transparent way,” commented Luis Neves, CEO at GeSI. “We are proud to have Vieira de Almeida joining the Movement to accelerate their impact and transform society for the better.” 

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