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Our global partnership with the International Rescue Committee

Eversheds Sutherland is a proud global partner of the International Rescue Committee (IRC), the global non-profit organization that helps people affected by humanitarian crises.

Founded in 1933, with a mission to ‘help people whose lives and livelihoods are shattered by conflict and disaster, to survive, recover and gain control over their future’, the IRC assisted over 32.9 million people in 2022 alone.

Our strategic partnership consists of financial support and pro bono legal advice, using our time and talents to support their incredible humanitarian work. The IRC’s mission ties closely to our firm’s purpose of helping our clients, our people and our communities to thrive.

Learn more about our IRC partnership

Lee Ranson, Co-Chief Executive Officer

“As a purpose-led business, we believe it is incumbent on us to provide financial resources and expertise to organizations like the IRC to deliver on our responsibilities to both our local communities and support our global community in its widest sense. It’s a simple goal, to work together to make the world a better place and to offer long-term support to achieve this.”
Lee Ranson, Co-Chief Executive Officer

Our purpose

At Eversheds Sutherland, we’re committed to our purpose of helping our clients, our people and our communities to thrive.

We are proud of our culture and the values that guide our behavior.

As a responsible business, it’s important to live our values within our communities on a local and a global scale.

We are grateful for the opportunity to make a difference and support the IRC’s inspiring work around the globe.

The IRC’s mission

The IRC helps people affected by humanitarian crises — including the climate crisis — to survive, recover and rebuild their lives.

The IRC is an organization of around 20,000 people, working across over 40 crisis-affected countries and in over 28 US and European cities. In 2022, the IRC and its partners have reached over 32.9 million people in countries affected by crisis. This work has included:

  • building or rehabilitating water supplies serving 3,490,159 people
  • providing 8,013,515 primary health care consultations
  • admitting 453,344 children and 106,722 pregnant and lactating women to nutrition programs
  • providing counseling to 43,814 women survivors of gender-based violence
  • supporting 122,390 children in IRC safe spaces and other protection programs
  • enrolling 807,853 children and youth in learning programs
Mark Wasserman, Co-Chief Executive Officer

“As the grandson of immigrants fleeing persecution, I am proud to help launch our partnership with the IRC, an organization whose ambitions are personal to me. Our colleagues across our global network are committed to using their time and talents to support this vital humanitarian work and the displaced people the IRC serves in response to humanitarian crises everywhere. Over the next five years, we look forward to committing our time and resources to make the biggest impact possible.”
Mark Wasserman, Co-Chief Executive Officer

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Learn more and get engaged  

Please visit the IRC website to learn more about how you can support their incredible work.

Underpinning all we do

We are proud to be a participant in the UN Global Compact and to support the ten principles and the 17 Sustainable Development Goals of the Compact.  This is a public pledge of our commitment to being a responsible business and will help us to evaluate our progress through annual reporting to the UN.