ESG Litigation Risk
Climate and other ESG litigation continues to increase, often as a tool to push organisations to engage with the net zero transition with greater ambition, and to improve their ESG performance but also to challenge how ESG issues are being addressed. At the same time, increasing consumer and investor interest is encouraging claimants to look for novel ways to pursue claims. See our “ESG Disputes: routes to liability” publication for further details.
We regularly advise clients on ESG litigation risk, including in relation to ‘greenwashing’, parent company liability concepts, accountability for ESG harms, and class action risk. This includes developing a strategy to monitor risk, being in a position to respond to (actual or threatened) litigation, critical campaigns, NGO lobbying of investors and non-judicial complaints.