Legal risk and
What rising global temperatures
mean for business
The role of business in mitigating the threat of climate change has brought environmental performance into sharp focus. Companies are being taken to court in relation to historic emissions, while investors and plaintiffs are demanding greater transparency on climate-related risk. Businesses, too, are under pressure to dispose of high-carbon assets as regulations evolve and consumers shift away from those that promote unsustainable practices. Navigating this complex and rapidly changing landscape raises a range of legal challenges and opportunities, which we explore in the articles below.
What does the future hold?
Freshfields partners Jonathan Isted and Tim Wilkins examine the type of cases being brought against business and how they might evolve.
Transparency and responsibility driving business
Leo Burke, director of the Climate Investing Initiative at Notre Dame’s Mendoza College of Business, sets out a model to drive energy transition.
When regulation eases, litigation grows
Academics Dean Hari Osofsky and Professor Jacqueline Peel pick out six key themes in international climate litigation.