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Publication Date
05/21/2020

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.

Articles
Author
Lori Middlehurst, APAC Employment Counsel, Salesforce
Publication Date
01/07/2020

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.

Resource Details
Collection: Sustainability
Region: Australia
Articles
Author
Association of Corporate Counsel
Publication Date
12/04/2019

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.

Resource Details
Collection: Sustainability
Region: United States, Global
Audience: CLO / GC
Articles
Author
Veena Ramani. Senior Program Director, Capital Market Systems, Ceres

Publication Date
11/06/2019

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.

Resource Details
Collection: Sustainability
Region: Global
Audience: CLO / GC
Articles
Author
Brian M. Wong, Managing Counsel for corporate, finance and governance, Pacific Gas and Electric Company and Suz Mac Cormac, Partner, Morrison & Foerster LLP
Publication Date
11/01/2019
8 pages

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.

Resource Details
Collection: Sustainability
Region: United States
Articles
Author
Adrien Lane, Director of Procurement, NV Energy, and Tara Young, Senior Attorney, NV Energy
Publication Date
11/01/2019
8 pages

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.

Resource Details
Collection: Sustainability
Region: United States
Author
Maura McCaffery
Publication Date
11/01/2019
8 pages

The environmental due diligence required for purchasing a commercial property can be daunting. Which of these assessments best fit your business goals?

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Region: United States
Author
Gregory Stern
Publication Date
11/01/2019
4 pages

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.

Resource Details
Region: Canada, Finland, Germany, Norway, United Kingdom, United States
Author
ACC
Publication Date
11/01/2019
2 pages

From sustainability plans to CSR programs, see what environmental issues are top of mind for in-house counsel.

Articles
Author
Jessica Fries, Executive chair, Prince’s Accounting for Sustainability Project, and Veta T. Richardson, President and chief executive, Association of Corporate Counsel
Publication Date
10/14/2019

Explore the leading role of the General Counsel in driving corporate sustainability.

Resource Details
Collection: Sustainability
Region: Global
Audience: CLO / GC
Available On-Demand - Publication Date: 10/03/2019
61 minutes
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Articles
Author
Global Legal Group
Publication Date
08/23/2019
222 pages

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.

Resource Details
Interest Area: Environmental
Collection: Sustainability
Region: Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Denmark, United Kingdom, Finland, France, Germany, Ghana, India, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Netherlands, Russia, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Uganda, Uruguay, United States
Sample Forms, Policies, and Contracts
Author
Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.
Publication Date
03/15/2019
2 pages

Checklist, US, OSHA

Resource Details
Region: United States
Available On-Demand - Publication Date: 10/21/2018
92 minutes
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Articles
Author
Global Legal Group
Publication Date
07/03/2018
228 pages

In this multi-jurisdictional guide, explore an overview of key legal issues, rules and developments regarding construction and engineering across a range of jurisdictions.

Resource Details
Source: Resource Library
Region: Australia, Belarus, Brazil, Canada, Finland, Germany, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Japan, Kenya, Malaysia, Mexico, Nigeria, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Serbia, Singapore, South Africa, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States, Uruguay, Zimbabwe
Articles
Author
Global Legal Group
Publication Date
02/14/2018
309 pages

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.

Resource Details
Source: Resource Library
Region: Albania, Angola, Argentina, Austria, Brazil, Canada, Croatia, Denmark, France, Gabon, Greece, Greenland, Indonesia, Italy, Mexico, Moldova, Mozambique, Norway, Portugal, Romania, Serbia, South Africa, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States, Venezuela
Available On-Demand - Publication Date: 01/11/2018
48 minutes
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Articles
Author
Raymond L. Coss, Leah A. Dundon, and Julia Morton
Publication Date
11/01/2017
9 pages

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?

Resource Details
Interest Area: Environmental
Source: ACC Docket
Region: United States, Global
Articles
Author
Pedro Agão Seabra Filter, Pontifical Catholic University of Rio Grande do Sul (PUCRS)
Publication Date
10/13/2017

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.

Resource Details
Interest Area: Environmental
Source: Resource Library
Region: Brazil
Articles
Author
Mark S. Dreux
Publication Date
08/24/2017

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.

Resource Details
Source: Resource Library
Audience: Small Law Departments, Large Law Departments
Sample Forms, Policies, and Contracts
Publication Date
08/01/2017

This is a sample of TSCA Reform deadlines.

Resource Details
Interest Area: Environmental
Source: Resource Library
Region: United States
Sample Forms, Policies, and Contracts
Publication Date
08/01/2017

This is a sample timetable for actions under TSCA.

Resource Details
Interest Area: Environmental
Source: Resource Library
Region: United States
Sample Forms, Policies, and Contracts
Author
Mark Dreux, Partner
Publication Date
07/06/2017

Training presentation for educating employees on how to write audit and incident reports for workplace safety and health.

Resource Details
Source: Resource Library
Region: United States
Articles
Author
David Tournier, General Manager & Corporate Secretary, IFFCO Canada Enterprise
Publication Date
06/25/2017

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.

Resource Details
Source: Resource Library
Region: Canada
Audience: Small Law Departments, Large Law Departments
Articles
Author
David Tournier, General Manager & Corporate Secretary, IFFCO Canada Enterprise
Publication Date
06/16/2017

This Quick Overview addresses how Bankability, or the ability to obtain banks' funding, can be a life or death sentence for any transaction requiring borrowed funds in Canada and the United States.

Resource Details
Source: Resource Library
Region: Canada, United States
Audience: Small Law Departments, Large Law Departments
Articles
Author
David Tournier, General Manager & Corporate Secretary, IFFCO Canada Enterprise
Publication Date
06/01/2017

In the first part of this QuickCounsel, we examined how the feedstock of industrial projects should be procured so as to enhance bankability. In this second part, we now look for bankability in the negotiation of the contract for the project's Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC).

Resource Details
Source: Resource Library
Region: Canada
Articles
Author
the Lex Mundi Agribusiness group
Publication Date
01/30/2017
37 pages

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.

Resource Details
Source: Resource Library
Region: Colombia, Cyprus, Ireland, Jamaica, Mexico, Netherlands, Pakistan, Philippines, Spain, United States
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