ESG, which stands for Environmental, Social and Governance, refers to a stance or an approach to projects, including financial investments.
In this article, this approach is applied to legal and regulatory framework and how it can impact a companies process when they create financial products. This resource was produced in May 2019.
Explore ACC's selection of global, regional, and country-focused resources to help in-house counsel navigate legal, business and career issues arising from the COVID-19 (coronavirus / 2019-nCov) crisis.
The Fair Work Ombudsman has posted the following information sheet on their website https://www.fairwork.gov.au/how-we-will-help/templates-and-guides/fact-sheets/rights-and-obligations/employment-conditions-during-natural-disasters-and-emergencies but it is important for especially larger employers to understand that these are the minimum requirements and there are opportunities to provide other sorts of assistance as well.
Learn why corporate sustainability should be at the top of Chief Legal Officers' mind. Get insight into how a large company's CLO approaches sustainability within her organization.
With growing environmental concerns affecting global companies, Chief Legal Officers (CLOs) are optimally placed to deal with these issues and direct that company to a more sustainable future. In this Quick Overview, CLOs and senior in-house counsel can learn tips and takeaways on how to prepare a more robust Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) program for their company.
Depending on the industry, your board members could be in breach of their duties if they don’t consider the company’s impact on climate change. The climate is changing - more precipitously and with more severe consequences than many anticipated and it will impact companies and board members in a number of different ways. This ACC Docket article outlines actions that board members can take in order to clearly communicate with their shareholders, provide support for their customers and invest in their employees in order to control the environmental impact of climate change on their company.
This ACC Docket article provides in-house counsel with an overview of the procurement process at larger companies, specific clauses in vendor agreements that are important to review before entering into a contract with a vendor, and a guide to procuring clean energy for your company.
The environmental due diligence required for purchasing a commercial property can be daunting. Which of these assessments best fit your business goals?
Cloud computing allows us to easily store data without physical storage devices, helping to reduce the carbon footprint. But environmental issues from cloud data centers makes this a mixed blessing.
Explore the leading role of the General Counsel in driving corporate sustainability.
In this multi-jurisdictional guide, explore an overview of key legal issues, rules and developments regarding the Environment and Climate Change Law across a range of jurisdictions.
Checklist, US, OSHA
This resource by the World Environment Center and Institute for Sustinability analyzes international frameworks and guidelines and identifies the most relevant elements for modern sustainability management.
In his first message as ACC board chair, Simon Fish tells ACC members how the organization is becoming more global and earth-conscious.
In this multi-jurisdictional guide, explore an overview of key legal issues, rules and developments regarding construction and engineering across a range of jurisdictions.
In this multi-jurisdictional guide, explore an overview of key legal issues, rules and developments regarding Oil and Gas Regulations across a range of jurisdictions.
Climate change is upon us, and in-house counsel are struggling to mitigate risk in a warmer world. As the society-at-large moves toward a low carbon economy, companies are increasingly looking to the legal department to assess and disclose its environmental impact. The future of sustainability is here, are you ready for what’s next?
This short article explains what types of licensing and procedures are required under Brazilian law in order to exploit natural resources, and the competence of each of Brazil's federative entities to issue licenses.
In the United States Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) citations can be deceptive. Even when the proposed penalty in the citation appears to be insignificant, the citation can still be end up being extremely costly. Employers should evaluate the potential financial impact the OSHA citation could have on their company, and from that evaluation, decide whether to challenge the citation or settle it on a reasonable basis. This article will outline the major issues that each employer should consider in evaluating the full financial impact of a citation upon the company.
Training presentation for educating employees on how to write audit and incident reports for workplace safety and health.
In the first part of this Quick Overview, we examined how the feedstock of industrial projects in the United States should be procured so as to enhance bankability. In this third and final part, we address the purchase of the project's future production and other considerations that may affect bankability.