This updated InfoPAK will provide in-house counsel with information on basic US Occupational Safety and Health Administration (“OSHA”) compliance and how to handle an OSHA inspection. OSHA is particularly aggressive from an enforcement standpoint and employers must be prepared to respond effectively to an OSHA inspection or investigation.
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.
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.
This article provides an explanation of the Clean Power Plan (CPP). The article also describes the CPP's development, previous legislation that led to its execution as well as the controversies surrounding its release within the United States.
As a Chief Legal Officer (CLO), how do you mobilize corporate stakeholders around Environmental Sustainability and Governance (ESG) issues? The United Nations Global Compact’s Sustainable Development Goal 16 offers a framework to articulate key ESG goals within and outside your organization.
This guide addresses the global issues of commercialization, government regulation, importing, exporting and human consumption of genetically modified organisms (GMOs), which include transgenic crops and other products.
In this multi-jurisdictional guide, explore an overview of key legal issues, rules and developments regarding environmental, social and governance law across a range of jurisdictions.
In this multi-jurisdictional guide, explore an overview of key legal issues, rules and developments regarding environment and climate change law across a range of jurisdictions.
New Zealand – in a world first – introduced a bill requiring companies in the financial sector to disclose the impact of climate change on their businesses and how they plan to manage climate-related risks and opportunities. This resource takes a look at how the climate impact disclosure bill could impact businesses based in Australia.
This piece highlights the increasing pressure within Australia on companies to address the issue of climate change. In particular, it highlighted the amount of landmark climate change cases that have been issued in recent months to compel the government or specific directors and officers to compel action on climate change. Indeed, Australia is the second most active jurisdiction for climate change litigation, with the United States being first.
This article has an update for the Shareholder Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) Resolutions in Australia following their previous update in September 2020. Describing some of the recent changes and developments, their conclusion was that the increasing number of ESG resolutions demonstrates that activities are making full use of their ability to requisition shareholder resolutions.
While the focus on Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) issues is not new, the importance of reporting and treating ESG as a key component of your business and governance processes has increased in recent years. This article will identify what ESG means from an in-house counsel perspective and steps for developing your company’s ESG program.
Increased focus on sustainability and environmental stewardship is changing the legal and regulatory landscape affecting the fashion and textiles industry, providing new challenges for textile and garment manufacturers, distributors, and retailers. This Top Ten provides a list of tips for sustainability professionals to navigate compliance issues throughout their supply chain.
This article provides an analysis on the Joint Standing Committee on Northern Australia’s report, entitled Never Again: Inquiry into the destruction of 46,000 year old caves at the Juukan Gorge in the Pilbara region of Western Australia – Interim Report (released on 9 December 2020).
This article provides an overview of the Carbon Capture, Use and Storage Development Fund, which was launched on 1 March 2021 in order to support the growth of carbon capture, use, and storage opportunities in Australia.
This article from September 2020 provides an overview of 2020 regulatory developments, the impact of the coronavirus pandemic, and the growing importance of Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) factors in asset management.
This resource is a summary of the Opening Plenary of the Virtual Global General Counsel Summit 2021, titled "Championing Trust in Business in a Brave New World". It contains takeaways distilled from that session's discussion.
In this multi-jurisdictional guide, explore an overview of key legal issues, rules and developments regarding mining law across a range of jurisdictions.
Law firms and their client companies have been adjusting their long-term growth strategies to more fully address environmental, social, and corporate governance (ESG) issues, particularly to help organizations improve their own sustainability and communicate their societal impact. Learn how to incorporate these values and systems into your work.
Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) strategy is fast becoming a norm within corporations, although how those strategies are being implemented and managed may vary as numerous leaders with different roles within the C-suite may become involved.
In this multi-jurisdictional guide, explore an overview of key legal issues, rules and developments regarding renewable energy across a range of jurisdictions.
A new era in environmental law in Victoria will be introduced when significant amendments to the Environment Protection Act 2017 come into force on 1 July 2021. It heralds a renewed focus on risk identification and management and new obligations to minimise impacts on human health as well as the environment.
This checklist includes ten considerations derived from the U.S. Keystone XL case, regarding seeking U.S. government approval of a cross-border pipeline.
Motor vehicles are substantial sources of pollutants that cause smog and contribute to climate change. Taking a cue from California, which has always been at the forefront of fuel regulations, this interactive session will review the current rules affecting mobile sources, particularly transportation fuels. Faculty will then examine the various business risks and opportunities presented by alternative fuels programs and advanced vehicle technology programs. How are low carbon fuel standards credits different from renewable identification numbers? Are fuel cell vehicles the same as electric vehicles? How can companies take advantage of these rules and programs?
This checklist highlights mistakes to avoid when faced with enforcement actions for environmental crimes.
The purpose of this policy is to establish uniform procedures to coordinate management involvement at every location in the event of an OSHA inspection in the United States.