How can directors be proactive over climate change?
Following the Climate Change Act 2008, to the targets set out in the 2015 Paris Agreement and more recently, the Australian wildfires and Greta Thunberg’s United Nations speech which resonated internationally climate change has increasingly become a global talking point. It is widely acknowledged that climate change must be addressed at both an individual level and as part of corporate responsibility.
Francesca Lo, Solicitor in BDB Pitmans’ corporate team, discusses this further in an article for Information Age, highlighting liabilities that directors have and the role that the law can and does play in implementing and enforcing company and director obligations in the context of climate change.
The full article is available here.