This workshop will address recent and forthcoming environmental and energy legal changes, with a special focus on how companies are adapting to climate change, developing sustainability programs, and meeting the sustainability disclosure requirements. The speakers will provide an overview of relevant legal issues from the past two years, including regulatory changes and court decisions. The panel will present examples from various industries to show how the private sector is changing its relationship to sustainability and environmental issues. For the energy sector, the workshop will address the deployment of renewable energy generation, greenhouse gas emissions regulation, and legal liability issues for hazards posed by climate change (e.g., storms and fires). For the broader corporate sector, the workshop will cover how large corporations are changing their internal compliance policies and meeting new reporting obligations. The workshop will also survey the global landscape of emerging sustainability disclosure requirements across both sectors and offer key insights on how to reduce risk and communicate effectively about sustainability topics of interest to stakeholders.
Speakers: Richard Alonso (Husky Energy); Romulo “Romy” Diaz (PECO Energy); Marshall Morales (Sidley Austin LLP); Paula Schauwecker (Beveridge & Diamond PC)