WP awarded B Corporation certification

Winkler Partners, a full service law firm based in Taipei, Taiwan, has become the first legal service provider in Asia to become a Certified B Corporation. According to B Lab, a non-profit that awards B Corporation certification, Winkler Partners is the 17th company in Taiwan to be certified. Worldwide, only 36 legal service providers have [...]

WP recognized for our diversity efforts

Winkler Partners has been recognized for our diversity efforts in Asian Legal Business’ 2016 Diversity List. Only ten law firms with an Asia presence were included in the list. According to Asian Legal Business (ALB), the list aims to “highlight firms in Asia that have developed a solid strategy when it comes to fostering diversity [...]

WP cosponsors nonviolent communication and mediation workshop

Winkler Partners proudly cosponsored a mediation workshop entitled “The Heart of Conflict” in Taipei on 21-22 October 2015. The workshop explored using Nonviolent Communication (NVC) in the context of mediation and conflict resolution, and was led by certified NVC trainers Jim and Jori Manske of Hawaii, USA. Eleven colleagues and friends of Winkler Partners took [...]

If you are planning for a year, sow rice

Ancient Chinese reformer and thinker Guan Zhong (管仲) once said; “十年樹木百年樹人” “If you are planning for a year, sow rice; if you are planning for a decade, plant trees; if you are planning for a lifetime, educate people”. We have been growing produce on our rooftop garden in central Taipei for several years as part [...]

Taipei mayor candidate visits WP rooftop garden

Taipei mayoral candidate Dr. Ko Wen-je visited our rooftop garden last week to learn about what businesses are doing to reduce their carbon footprint. Winkler Partners managing partner Robin Winkler urged Dr. Ko to support rooftop gardens to create a greener Taipei. Our rooftop garden is open to the public. To arrange a visit, please [...]

Untapped Cities on our rooftop garden

Untapped Cities recently covered our rooftop garden along with similar projects in Tokyo in a post entitled Urban Farms in Taipei and Tokyo Improve Office Life. The post mentions that our garden is home to 340 plant species including passionfruit trees, strawberries plants, and leafy greens.  Our garden has also been written about in Taiwan Panorama, [...]

Winkler Partners welcomes summer interns

Winkler Partners welcomes our two summer interns Gina Hou and Hannah Cheng. Gina will be a fourth year student at National Taiwan University’s College of Law this fall. She is a member of the Asian Law Students’ Association and in late August will attend the 2nd European Law Students’ Association Summer Law School on Dispute [...]

Winkler Partners-Ahui Community Supported Agriculture program

Winkler Partners’ and Ahui’s transitional organic farm were written up this week in a Liberty Times article about Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) in Taiwan. The article highlighted Winkler Partner’s partnership with Ahui’s farm in Tucheng, which since 2009 has provided our firm’s employees with weekly deliveries of fresh produce. Through the CSA model, Winkler Partners [...]

WP Recycles 4,000 Liters of Rainwater in November

Frequent rains in November meant that the Winkler Partners Green Office team was able to quantify our use of recycled rain water as an alternative water source for our bathrooms.  On November 1st we began directing water from the collection tanks on our roof to bathrooms on the 12th floor.  The reading on the attached [...]

WP Energy and Resource Use in August and September

In July and August, we used 1,749 fewer kWs of electricity than we did in the June-July period and 10.24% less than we did in the same period last year. This reduction was due to relatively cool summer weather and less use of air conditioning. We need to do a better job of making sure [...]