February 12, 2020

Climate change liability risk event

Climate change is a risk multiplier. Although there are similarities with other business risks, the scope and scale of climate impacts on assets, supply chains, infrastructure and regulations across jurisdictions is unprecedented. Businesses must consider how to best equip themselves to successfully navigate the transition, minimising potential liabilities while looking for competitive advantage. This must be a focus at the Board table.

Clyde & Co invites you to join us for our 'climate change liability risk' event, in collaboration with Chapter Zero and Willis Towers Watson, focused on enabling Non-executive and Executive Directors, Company Secretaries and General Counsel to understand current risks, prepare their business for the risks of tomorrow, and evolve their business to capitalise on the key opportunities created from the transition to a low-carbon economy.

The event will be broken into three parts:

  1. Presentation: A summary of the current physical and transition risk landscape, and how this is translating into current trends in climate change litigation.
  2. Scenario: A high-level run through of a future climate liability scenario – what steps can you take to safeguard your business and foster resilient decision-making and risk mitigation today?
  3. Panel discussion: Our panellists will discuss - what does this mean in practice? Given current standards of care, the changing thresholds, what may be next on the horizon, how can directors and officers can make decisions now to discharge their duties? How can General Counsel and Company Secretaries engage in this process, linking it with considerations of how liability risk might evolve?

In the area of climate risk and opportunity, knowledge is power. What you do with that knowledge can set your company apart. We hope that you join us for this event to help you to better understand your company's climate risk and resilience.

We very much look forward to welcoming you to what is going to be an engaging morning of discussions.