Climate Change and the Duty of Care
Organised by Chapter Zero and Clyde&Co
Thursday, September 10, 2020 | 09:00 AM – 10:30 AM – Webinar
In this hour-long webinar, we will be discussing what directors and officers need to know in regards to emerging duties of care in the climate context, with a particular focus on how COVID-19 has accelerated these shifts.
Taking into account the pre-existing worldwide trend towards more litigation and regulatory risk for individual Directors and Officers, this webinar will highlight what Directors and Officers need to consider to “build back better” post-COVID-19, while facing increasing scrutiny in relation to assessment and disclosure of climate change risks and their management of short and long-term impacts of those risks on their company’s strategy and performance. The conversations in Boardrooms are changing and business leaders are adapting, quickly.
- Overview of directors duties in the UK and touching on the position in other jurisdictions and how climate change claims might be articulated.
- Examine examples of litigation brought against firms and their D&Os (and pension trustees too) from other jurisdictions. Including:
- Disclosure Based claims
- Regulatory Actions / Consultations / Guidance
- Pressure group / Activist investor actions
- The interface between directors and auditor and the audit committee, reviewing the ARGA and FRC consultations and proposals.