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 panel of legal experts will explore the future of a hypothetical company encountering a wide range of climate change-related Board-level issues from now until 2050. Through a real-time audience voting system, the audience will make decisions to navigate the company’s choices across physical, transition and liability scenarios. Can we maintain the resilience of our business in the face of unexpected challenges?
  3. Panel discussion: Our panel of executives from across a variety of sectors discuss the current standards of care, changing thresholds and what may be next for companies impacted by climate change – 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.