news tag: Environmental Governance

Corporate Governance: Recent Developments and Implications for Businesses

January 2024 has shone a spotlight on corporate governance; two separate and unrelated events took place.

On 1 January, ITV aired the first episode of

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UK Government’s Plan to Achieve Net Zero Targets: Insights from the Public Accounts Committee

Today, the UK Government has finally released its plans on how the country will achieve its UK Net Zero targets by 2050. This announcement comes just one week after the Public Accounts Committee met to discuss the National Audit Office’s

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Decarbonisation Opportunities Missed by UK Businesses

A recent analysis of CDP disclosures by Bain & Co. has shown that only a third of UK business emissions currently cover net zero targets. This is despite evidence suggesting that leaders in decarbonisation have greater access to opportunities and

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The legal reporting requirements for companies affected by the Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD)

On 6 April 2022, the UK became the first G20 country to make mandatory the Recommendations of the Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD framework). Edward de la Billiere outlines the types of organisations which are legally bound by
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Environmental Law Updates: UK & US Regulatory Developments

There has been plenty of environment and climate news hitting the headlines in the last few weeks. Our Environmental law specialist William Wilson shares some of the important changes to have been announced in the U.K and U.S affecting businesses,
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UK’s Financial Conduct Authority Faces Legal Action over Approval of Oil and Gas Company’s Climate Risk Disclosures

Climate Risk and more generally ESG-related legal challenges have greatly increased in recent years.

Recently, ClientEarth have filed a case with the High Court in London against the UK’s Financial Conduct Authority (The FCA) over their approval of Ithaca Energy

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