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National inquiry into the human rights impacts of climate change hears evidence on the legal obligations of directors

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…

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Companies should be disclosing in line with the TCFD recommendations, writes the CCLI on the Harvard Corporate Governance Forum

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…

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CCLI Country Report Launch and Reception | London, 17 April 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.

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Ceres joins the CCLI as a partner

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.

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New reports by CCLI partner ClientEarth

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.

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Commonwealth Climate and Law Initiative
The CCLI examines the legal basis for directors and trustees to consider, manage, and report on climate change and broader environmental risks, opportunities and impacts, and the circumstances in which there may be liability for failing to do so. We also work to advance knowledge on effective sustainable governance practice.
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The Commonwealth Climate and Law Initiative is a company limited by guarantee registered in England and Wales with company number 11813153 and with registered office at Kemp House, 160 City Road, London, United Kingdom EC1V 2NX.

Commonwealth Climate and Law Initiative

The CCLI examines the legal basis for directors and trustees to consider, manage, and report on climate change and broader environmental risks, opportunities and impacts, and the circumstances in which there may be liability for failing to do so. We also work to advance knowledge on effective sustainable governance practice.

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The Commonwealth Climate and Law Initiative is a company limited by guarantee registered in England and Wales with company number 11813153 and with registered office at Kemp House, 160 City Road, London, United Kingdom EC1V 2NX.

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