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As climate crisis reshapes business, board directors must rethink legal duties

New Legal Primer examines 20 jurisdictions and European Union 24 June 2021, London – A new legal Primer produced jointly by the Commonwealth Climate and Law Initiative and the Climate Governance Initiative (CGI), examines the fast-changing landscape of climate risks and opportunities for business, and the implications for board directors’ legal obligations. The Primer on […]

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Considering Climate Change is Part of Pension Trustees’ Legal Responsibilities, A New Analysis Reveals

26 May 2021, Vancouver – The Canada Climate Law Initiative has today released an opinion from one of Canada’s most respected pension lawyers, Randy Bauslaugh of McCarthy Tétrault LLP. Mr. Bauslaugh concludes that pension fund trustees have obligations to consider climate change as part of their fiduciary duty. “In view of widely accepted evidence of […]

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Opinion: Corporate responsibilities on climate are changing

The transition to a net-zero economy requires that businesses realign their strategy to prepare for risks or take advantage of opportunities associated with climate change.

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July 22, 2021

Canada vying for global headquarters to oversee sustainable-finance standards

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July 20, 2021

Expert panel: Understanding the changing legal climates for institutional investors

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July 12, 2021

Cross-jurisdictional study finds disclosure obligations are driving good conduct on climate change

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June 28, 2021

United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Act

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June 24, 2021

Primer on Climate Change: Directors’ Duties and Disclosure Obligations

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June 16, 2021

On the Horizon – Briefing note on TCFD-aligned mandatory disclosure in New Zealand

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