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SUSTAINABLE MATTERS
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As a growing number of UK companies commit to net zero targets, the UK Financial Reporting Council Lab (the Lab) has published a report...
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The role of business in conflict-affected zones remains a relatively unexplored topic because business is sometimes presented as a...
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In July, the UN General Assembly passed a resolution recognising the right to a clean, healthy and sustainable environment as a human...
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The General Debate of the UN General Assembly’s 77th session took place between 20 and 26 September this year with the theme “A watershed...
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Improving ESG data production The Financial Reporting Council (FRC) has published a report on environmental, social and governance (ESG)...
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The rising cost of living along with the energy, climate change, water, pollution and other crises are all bearing down on people and the...
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In its latest annual report on the environmental performance of England’s water and sewerage companies, the Environment Agency (EA) has...
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Of the 1.5 billion carbon credits now issued from more than 5,000 projects, critics claim many do not deliver the promised climate...
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Whilst we wait for the Government to bring in legislation to strengthen the UK’s corporate governance, reporting and audit systems (see...
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As part of London Climate Action Week, Slaughter and May collaborated with Net Zero Lawyers Alliance to host a panel discussion about why...
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It is perhaps trite to say that tax can be used as the proverbial carrot and stick alike - or simply as a revenue raiser. It also goes...
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According to a new briefing from the Financial Reporting Council (“FRC”), corporate purpose can serve as a company's “moral anchor”. This...
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“Pour ce qui est de l’avenir, il ne s’agit pas de le prevoir, mais de le render possible”— Antoine de Saint Exupéry, Citadelle (1948)With...
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In 2018, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (“IPCC”) published a Special Report on the urgency and scale of policy changes...
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The International Sustainability Standards Board (“ISSB”) last week released two draft sustainability standards for comment, which it is...
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On 23 February 2022, the European Commission adopted a proposal for a Directive on corporate sustainability due diligence. If enacted, it...