Panel debate | Business responsibility and the climate crisis: climate obligations for enterprises

Date: 25 Jan 2018 6:30 pm — 8:00 pm
Venue: London School of Economics, Hong Kong Theatre, Clement House, 99 Aldwych, London, WC2B 4JF

On the 18 January 2018, a group of legal experts from around the world launched the Principles on Climate Obligations of Enterprises. These principles are a follow-up to the 2015 Oslo Principles, which chiefly aimed to discern the legal obligations of States to constrain climate change. The new set of Principles maps the legal obligations of enterprises and investors in the face of climate change.

In the context of the newly established Principles on Climate Obligations of Enterprises, the Grantham Research Institute invites a panel of experts to discuss corporate responsibilities, the long-term perspective that should be taken by institutional investors, and the consequences such a perspective creates for investment decisions.

Speakers include:

  • Nathan Fabian, Director of Policy and Research of UN PRI
  • Veerle Heyvaert, Department of Law, LSE
  • Jessica Simor QC, Matrix Chambers
  • Jaap Spier, Retired Advocate-General in the Supreme Court of the Netherlands, Professor of Global Challenges, University of Amsterdam
  • Philip Sutherland, University of Stellenbosch

Chair: Robert Falkner, Grantham Research Institute, LSE

Registration will be required for this event and it will open roughly 10 days before the event.

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