Every spring, the White & Case Global Citizenship Review highlights the Firm’s pro bono work, community involvement and environmental sustainability efforts.
The work profiled in 2017 Global Citizenship Review reveals a world grappling with more frequent natural disasters, as well as man-made emergencies caused by intractable conflicts or human failings. The book also brings into focus some of the important work White & Case is doing to build a more peaceful, resilient, sustainable and just world. The 2017 Global Citizenship Review highlights those accomplishments, illuminates by example the core White & Case values that inspire and motivate the Firm’s global citizenship efforts, and demonstrates ways anyone can take action to make a difference.
The audience for 2017 Global Citizenship Review is both internal and external. The internal audience is the global White & Case staff, spanning more than 30 countries. The external audience includes clients, prospective clients, managing partners of other leading law firms and industry leaders for Fortune 100 and 500 companies.
Our design strategy supports the theme of “Strategies for the New World” by looking at the world from a unique perspective, boldly discovering new ways of seeing it.
Vibrant, saturated photography presented in a unique perspective sets an optimistic tone. Surprising splashes of color engage the reader when photography is incorporated into letterforms and punctuation in a contemporary way. A square grid enhances the clean typographic layouts and underscores the strategy theme in the black & white section breaks.
We were privileged to feature five photo essays that bring these themes to life, vividly illustrating the challenges facing the most vulnerable while emphasizing their strength and resilience. These images were captured by some of the world's leading photographers for Ripple Effect Images, a collective founded by photographer Annie Griffiths to cover the underreported issues and solutions that impact women and children in emerging economies and conflict zones.
A digital, responsive version of 2017 Global Citizenship Review was designed for whitecase.com, which significantly extends the publication’s reach
Like the photographers profiled in the Global Citizenship Review, White & Case’s lawyers apply their skills, experience and energy to make a positive difference around the world. The Firm’s global Pro Bono practice is one of the largest in the world. In 2017 alone, the Pro Bono practice delivered more than 100,000 hours of pro bono legal service to nonprofit organizations and the individuals they serve. Since 2010—when the Firm brought together its pro bono work, legal education, volunteering, charitable contributions and responsible business practices under the rubric of social responsibility, now collective branded “Global Citizenship”—the Firm has concentrated its efforts on making a greater impact globally. The term “Global Citizenship” evokes White & Case’s membership in a global community, both as a business and as a collective of individuals. As global citizens, it is our privilege and our responsibility to help address the challenges and opportunities facing the world today.
The print Global Citizenship Review book and its corresponding website empower the Firm to reach a significantly broader audience than otherwise would have been possible. The complementary integration of visual and editorial elements enables the book to make a far greater impact than mere verbal communications or written briefs about the Firm’s achievements. At the same time, Global Citizenship Review provides a compelling story to our people internally, underscoring the relevancy and excellence of their work, and proving why their work makes a difference.
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