Company Reporting archive

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    UK Regulator’s new code a ‘missed opportunity’ to address climate risk

    The Financial Reporting Council’s (FRC) updated UK Corporate Governance Code, released today, fails to sufficiently address climate risk.

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    Peak oil in 2036 presents “clear legal risks” for overoptimistic oil executives

    New analysis suggests the outlooks oil companies are giving their investors are far too rosy.

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    MPs and lawyers call on government: time to crack down on corporate climate inertia

    UK financial regulators are under pressure to issue much-needed guidance on climate risk reporting.

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    Top insurers all at sea on climate risk

    As climate change-related events increase the rate and scale of insurance payouts, how much longer can the industry prop up projects clearly connected to global temperature rise?

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    BP under AGM spotlight over climate risk assumptions

    The chair of BP’s audit committee was quizzed today over the company’s climate risk assumptions at its AGM.

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    Wake-up call for coal majors as record number of shareholders protest corporate climate lobbying

    Investors in Rio Tinto have made it clear that they will not stand by and watch while the company funds lobby groups that block climate policy.

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    Global oil giants to lose value within five years – UK asset managers

    UK asset managers surveyed for Ownership Day believe oil companies will suffer as energy markets go clean.

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    Commonwealth company directors must take action on climate risk: new legal reports

    As Commonwealth leaders assemble in London, under distinct pressure to act on climate, lawyers point to existing law that commits directors to manage climate risk.

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    Rio Tinto investors urged to stand up to miner over destructive climate lobbying

    Shareholders are set to protest the corporation’s membership to trade associations notorious for undermining international climate efforts.

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    Insurers may face legal questions if they keep propping up coal

    The argument for underwriting coal is on ever shakier ground, but many European companies are still fuelling the fire.

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    Climate risk: ClientEarth lawyer urges two-year deadline

    Industry and regulators should be given until 2020 to boost climate risk disclosure, or face government intervention, a senior ClientEarth lawyer told the Commons Environmental Audit Committee (EAC) today.

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    Climate dominates economic leaders’ 2018 risk list

    Three out of the top five official risks to the global economy in 2018 stem from the changing climate. Financiers need a plan.

  • Finance experts’ recommendations on climate could prove “transformational” for Europe

    Better climate reporting, clarity on investor duties and stronger oversight could pave the way for a greener finance sector.

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    James Thornton hosts launch of corporate climate principles

    An international panel of judges and academics has come together to clarify the expectations of businesses in addressing climate change.

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    Spotlight on auditors over climate risk reporting

    Lawyers say auditors must now understand the implications of climate risk and consider how it affects their own work and advice. There are real and increasing legal risks if they don’t.

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    Company Reporting resources

    ClientEarth’s Company and Financial Project brings legal interventions designed to integrate climate-related financial risks into corporate and financial decision making.

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    Top insurers pull billions from coal – lawyers say there are “serious questions” for those still invested in it

    This week, insurance giant Zurich announced that it would both divest from and stop insuring coal-dependent businesses. ClientEarth lawyer Alice Garton questions why others are lagging behind.

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    Lawyer to faith investors: “never has your voice been needed more”

    Given the climate-intensified destruction present in so many continents today, faith leaders must question their investments in fossil fuels.

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    Investors haul mining giant BHP over coals on “climate hypocrisy” at AGM

    Membership fees to policy-obstructive lobby groups betray investor confidence, say lawyers.

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    Financial regulator failures increase investor risk

    The Financial Reporting Council’s failure to enforce climate risk corporate reporting laws has serious implications for investors.

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    Climate risk reporting: silence is the most dangerous option, say experts

    A new legal report seeks to correct company directors who think following climate risk reporting guidelines is riskier than silence.

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    New Californian climate lawsuit against ‘Big Oil’ filed

    Another lawsuit against ‘Big Oil’ for the effects of climate change has been filed in California. The cities of San Francisco and Oakland, on behalf of the people of California are suing BP, Chevron, ExxonMobil, ConocoPhillips and Royal Dutch Shell over the company’s contribution to current and projected impacts from sea level rise in California

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    Extreme weather means more litigation risk for business and government

    With Hurricane Harvey battering Texas, a new report by ClientEarth warns that governments and business may be increasingly at risk of litigation for failing to prevent foreseeable climate-related harm to people and infrastructure.

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    Australian climate reporting lawsuit could have “global ramifications”

    Climate reporting standards will be tested for the first time in the Australian courts. ClientEarth lawyers say it could have global ramifications.