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Webinar recording on directors’ liability and climate change under UK and Australian law

In case you missed the webinar in December 2017 on directors’ liability and climate change, the recording has now been made available here.

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. They outline how directors face potential liability for breach of their duties if they fail to manage and disclose foreseeable material financial risks relating to climate change. Sarah provides observations on recent developments which have shifted the dial towards disclosures that are compliant with the recommendations of the Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures and other developments which should further accelerate that shift.

Adam Peirce, the Technical Director of the Climate Disclosure Standards Board, gives a useful overview of climate risk and the regulatory landscape in relation to the TCFD recommendations.

The webinar is part of the CDSB series on disclosure of climate risk and the TCFD recommendations, published on its YouTube channel this month.

The CDSB is an international consortium of business and environmental NGOs which works to provide decision-useful environmental information to markets via mainstream corporate reports.

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 128 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.

Contact

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 128 City Road, London, United Kingdom EC1V 2NX.

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