government to the federal Greenhouse Gas Pollution Pricing Act, the CCLI’s Dr Janis Sarra published an op-ed in The Globe and Mail outlining why businesses want certainty on carbon pricing – not constitutional challenges.
Australia has followed the lead of Europe, the UK and Canada with the establishment of a new high-level collaboration of industry experts tasked with developing a sustainable finance roadmap for Australia’s economy.
Up Effective Climate Governance on Corporate Boards: Guiding principles and questions, highlighting that company directors have a crucial role to play in addressing the disruptive effects of climate change on business. The white paper will help drive the conversation on climate change and business at the World Economic Forum’s annual meeting of heads of state…
The New York Attorney General yesterday announced a lawsuit against ExxonMobil for allegedly misleading investors of the risks that climate change regulations posed to its business.
CCLI Canadian Convenor Professor Cynthia Williams has given evidence at the New York hearing of the world’s first national inquiry into the human rights impacts of climate change. The fact-finding inquiry by the Philippines Commission on Human Rights is investigating the potential human rights impacts on Filipino citizens of the carbon-intensive businesses of 47 multinational…
To avoid the risk of inadequate disclosures which capture the attention of regulators and potential litigants, companies should be disclosing in accordance with the recommendations of the G20 Financial Stability Board’s Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures, argue CCLI Canada convenor Professor Cynthia Williams and Director Ellie Mulholland in a post on the Harvard Law…
CCLI South Africa convenor Christine Reddell recently featured on a panel on directors’ duties and climate change hosted by the Institute of Directors in Southern Africa.
CCLI Australian convenor Sarah Barker and advisory board member Dr John Purcell featured in an INTHEBLACK article on the increasingly tough scrutiny company directors face over how they recognise and account for climate change risk.
In the webinar, the CCLI’s convenors Sarah Barker and Alexia Staker explain how directors’ duties apply to the management and disclosure of risks and opportunities from the impacts of climate change under UK and Australian law
An international initiative examining the legal basis for company directors to take account of climate risk has appointed an award-winning Australian lawyer, Ellie Mulholland, as its first Director.
Australian media have recently covered the CCLI country papers released around in April 2017 around CHOGM 2018.
To coincide with the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting in London in April 2018, the Commonwealth Climate and Law Initiative (CCLI) launched and published a series of research reports, including an actionable framework for directors to integrate climate change issues into governance practice and policy recommendations for directors’ associations and financial regulators.
The Australian flagship current affairs TV program FourCorners (ABC) did a story on climate risk on 5 March 2018, with Sarah Barker featured as the business and investment expert.
One of our Canada convenors, Prof. Cynthia Williams, published a piece in the The Lawyer’s Daily on climate litigation and the risks it represents for companies and investors.
We are excited to announce that Ceres, a sustainability organization working with influential investors and companies to build leadership and drive solutions throughout the economy, has joined the CCLI in December 2017.
ClientEarth, one of the founding partners of the CCLI has released three new reports bringing to light climate liability risks facing pensions advisers and the professional liability risks for auditors in the context of climate change.
Comment by Alice Garton (published on the 29th November 2017 on boardagenda.com).
Building upon previous conferences held in Oxford, UK and Melbourne, Australia, the CCLI recently organised two events to introduce Canadian stakeholders to the risk of climate liabilities for company directors.