The STEP Guernsey annual conference 2022 promised to “STEP…into the Future of Fiduciary,” with over 160 trust and estate professionals in attendance.
The event had a full day’s line-up of in-person speakers who covered a variety of topics which included gender identity in family trusts, philanthropy and social purpose and NFTs alongside essential industry updates.
Mourant pioneered the ‘Carbon Offset’ sponsorship package, a brand new sponsorship option for the 2022 conference that enabled STEP Guernsey to make a donation, equal in monetary terms to the amount required to offset the entire event’s carbon footprint, to the marine conservation project, LIFE Recreation ReMEDIES.
John Lewis, Mourant Guernsey Managing Partner, said: “We are thrilled to be the inaugural Carbon Offset sponsor for STEP Guernsey’s annual conference. This sponsorship aligns with our firm-wide commitment to environmental sustainability, and in particular our focus on protecting the world’s ocean and our recently announced Mourant Ocean Pledge. We’re delighted that through our support, STEP Guernsey has donated to LIFE Recreation ReMEDIES, a £2.5 million, four-year marine conservation partnership project based at five areas of conservation along the south coast of England.”
ReMEDIES stands for Reducing and Mitigating Erosion and Disturbance Impacts affecting the Seabed. The project aims to maintain healthy seabed habitats where seagrass can flourish, providing nursery grounds for young fish which also offers food and shelter for protected creatures, in addition to helping to reduce coastal erosion, clean surrounding seawater and the maximum capture and storage of carbon.