Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG)

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'Big Plastic' is an emerging climate risk and a ticking time-bomb for litigation

Published on 14 April 2022. By Lucy Dyson , Partner

The tangible commitment to plastics regulation and action will likely trigger a new wave of plastics-related litigation.

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Insurers need their own Hippocratic Oath

Published on 22 March 2022. By Simon Laird, Global Head of Insurance and Peter Mansfield, Partner

Does insurance have a role to play in setting the ethical standard for corporate ESG and promoting a ‘do no harm’ philosophy?"

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Shell directors facing potential UK ESG shareholder derivative lawsuit

Published on 18 March 2022. By James Wickes, Partner

In the wake of COP26, more focus than ever is being given to the climate risks which apply to every aspect of business. Scrutiny of a company's climate awareness and adherence to applicable regulation is at the forefront of minds of companies' stakeholders.

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ESG claims in the banking and financial markets Sector: will "greenwashing" claims soon be common in the UK?

Published on 14 February 2022. By Chris Ross, Partner and Nina Pulimood, Associate

Environmental, Social and Governance "ESG" funds are an attractive avenue for investors seeking responsible investment choices.

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Lloyd's' focus on a more sustainable future

Published on 07 December 2021. By Lauren Murphy, Associate

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Lloyd's published its first Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) Report at the end of last year and while this is a fairly new focus area for Lloyd's it noted that: a) in its history it has a long record of contributing to communities and helping them to recover from disaster; and b) the role that insurance plays in protecting society and supporting global economic growth.

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The rise of ESG finance

Published on 01 October 2021. By Sukh Ahark, Partner

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ESG (Environmental, Social and Governance) finance remains a hot topic and continues to grow rapidly, with Bloomberg predicting the $2.2 trillion ESG debt market to hit $11 trillion by 2025, based on the rate of growth during the past five years.

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What if the CEO asks me... about ESG-linked financing facilities

Published on 28 September 2021. By Edward Colville, Partner and Sukh Ahark, Partner

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As focus moves from short term lockdown liquidity on to longer term financing needs, loan facilities linked to ESG and sustainability targets are back in the news.

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Time for public companies to come clean: New UK climate-related disclosures and ESG guidance

Published on 03 February 2021. By Connor Cahalane, Partner

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Companies listed on the London Stock Exchange's Main Market will need to include a statement in their annual report confirming if they have made climate-related disclosures consistent with the recommendations of Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD). Companies planning to IPO, or move from AIM to the Main Market, are also affected by these new Listing Rules.

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