Louise Horrocks is a Partner at McCullough Robertson, and Head of McR ESG, a McCullough Robertson diversified business providing legal and non-legal advisory services in the area of ESG strategy, decarbonisation, investment, corporate governance and sustainability initiatives.
A specialist energy corporate lawyer by trade, Louise joined McCullough Robertson in 2007, and was previously the joint-lead of the firm’s Resources and Renewables Industry Group. In 2021, Louise took a leave of absence to join a global specialty climate change investment and advisory firm where she advised major Australian and international clients in the energy, resources and industrials sector, providing strategic, commercial and innovative energy transition and sustainability solutions.
As Head of McR ESG and with 15 years of deep industry experience and knowledge, Louise is recognised as an ESG and energy transition subject matter specialist. She provides clients with strategic advice and practical implementation support and solutions, helping them to comprehensively shape their response to and create value out of evolving ESG pressures and opportunities.
About McR ESG
McR ESG provides pathways and support that enables clients in every industry to address, respond and create value out of evolving ESG pressures. McR ESG offers both legal support and commercial decarbonisation advice, including:
- target setting and transition roadmaps,
- ESG policies and integration frameworks,
- peer review and benchmarking,
- ambition setting,
- strategic narrative and positioning for disclosure and market engagement,
- customer and key stakeholder engagement,
- identification of sustainability initiatives and low carbon opportunities, and
- climate change risk and opportunity assessment.
International steel manufacturer
Providing commercial advice on their decarbonisation strategy, including in relation to carbon and carbon offsetting.
Australian natural gas producer
Providing commercial advice on their decarbonisation strategy, including in relation to carbon and carbon offsetting
Elliott Advisors Group
Advising the biggest activist hedge fund in the world with $34.1 billion of assets under management, in relation to the acquisitions of its two solar farm projects, and most recently with the refinancing of the Australian renewable energy projects of Elliott Green Power Australia with foreign banks Natixis and Intesa Sanpaolo.
Advising German solar developer BayWa r.e. on its 12-year power supply agreement with Australian beverage company CUB (AB InBev).
Advising on the funding and restructure of the supply arrangements which facilitated the sale of Anglo’s Callide Coal Mine, which mine provides the energy requirements for the Callide power stations owned by CS Energy.