Ethics Series: Can culture survive in times of turmoil?
9 February 2023
In this session, organised in conjunction with the Canary Wharf G30 Conduct and Culture Group and Canary Wharf Multifaith Chaplaincy, our panellists explored the tensions between the duties an individual owes to an organisation versus themselves and those around them, pressures around speaking up and following up, and a look at corporate and individual behaviours in a period of sustained economic and political turmoil.
Energy transition – what is the impact of rising energy prices?
21 June 2022
As rising energy prices and the shifting political landscape bring greater uncertainty, our international speaker panel featuring Russell Wells, Anna Thwaites, David Evans, Philip Sealey and Felicity Ward, discussed how this will impact the speed of the wider energy transition. Our experts also looked at some of the innovations and developments that we are seeing as corporates and governments take on the challenge of reaching net zero.
China's sustainable finance outlook – 2022 and beyond
14 June 2022
As sustainable finance, carbon trading and other areas of green financing continue to evolve and expand in China, Clifford Chance partners Maggie Zhao, Paget Dare Bryan, Terry Yang, Vicky Ma, David Tsai and Kimi Liu (He Ping Law Firm), discussed the themes and issues for the China market and where it is heading.
The EU Taxonomy Regulation – is it sustainable?
7 June 2022
As the EU sustainable finance taxonomy develops, Clifford Chance speakers David Adams, Caroline Dawson, Paul Ellison, Keith Hauck, Kirsty Souter and Thomas Voland looked at what’s sustainable and what’s not, what new obligations the Taxonomy Regulation introduces and whether we might see other jurisdictions developing their own taxonomies.
Greenwashing – a story for our times
18 May 2022
In this webinar, Clifford Chance speakers David Adams, Caroline Dawson, Paul Ellison, Kate Norgett, Luke Tolaini, Christian Vogel and Thomas Voland considered the burgeoning temptations for businesses to highlight their green credentials including the increasing regulatory imperatives in the US and Europe, how to be vigilant in avoiding the bear traps and some cautionary tales of those found guilty of greenwashing.
European Perspectives | ESG Series | Session 7 - The EU Corporate Sustainable Due Diligence Proposal: Managing Adverse Environmental Impacts
31 May 2022
In this webinar, a multi-jurisdictional panel of speakers with ESG and environmental expertise from Clifford Chance's offices in Australia, Germany and the UK discussed the the Corporate Sustainable Due Diligence directive.
ESG regulation around the planet
4 May 2022
ESG now sits firmly on the Boardroom table across the globe with awareness maturity in different markets varying greatly.
Explore the effects of legal & regulatory developments in US structured transactions
27 April 2022
Recent proposed changes to US fund regulation, regulatory activity regarding consumer credit, and the ability to use Cayman Islands SPEs for US sponsored transactions (stemming from EU law) are among the legal and regulatory changes impacting new structured finance transactions.
360 View: Private funds secondaries market trends
13 April 2022
As capital allocations to the secondaries market increase and GPs and LPs seek more creative ways to achieve liquidity and optionality, secondaries trading has shifted from LP led sales to coordinated GP led processes.
Dismantling the stigma of disability: Delivering equal career opportunities for all
29 March 2022
On Tuesday 29 March 2022 a pan-European panel consisting of Tiernan Brady (Global Director of Inclusion), Martin Clemm (General Counsel, Software AG), Prof. Dr. René Schmidpeter (Professor of Sustainable Management) and Sara Schermerhorn (Senior Advisor, Employment) considered how to tackle the stigma faced by people with disabilities in society and in the workplace.
Clifford Chance APAC ESG Perspectives Series | Portfolio Acquisition and Management
25 March 2022
Over the course of this webinar series, we discuss the ways that ESG considerations may impact an Asian-based fund during its life cycle (regardless of fund strategy). We focus on the practical implications for managers at each stage and how they can prepare themselves to effectively navigate these issues.
European Perspectives | ESG Series | Session 6 - The EU sustainable corporate due diligence proposal: What it means for business
8 March 2022
In this webinar, in cooperation with GBI, a multi-jurisdictional panel of speakers will discuss the EU Sustainable Corporate Due Diligence Proposal on Tuesday, 8 March 2022 at 16:00 - 17:30 CET | 15:00 - 16:30 GMT.
European Perspectives | ESG Series | Session 5 The Rise of ESG Litigation: Understanding the Risks
22 February 2022
In this webinar on Tuesday, 22 February 2022 at 14:00 - 15:00 CET | 13:00 - 14:00 GMT a multi-jurisdictional panel of speakers with ESG and litigation expertise from Clifford Chance's offices in France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Poland and the UK will discuss the rise of ESG litigation and help you to understand the risks.
Human Rights in Focus: COP26, Just Transitions and the Financial Sector
9 December 2021
Clifford Chance, the Institute for Human Rights and Business and the CDC Group hosted an event on the afternoon of Thursday 9 December 2021 to celebrate Human Rights Day and to mark the launch of our "Just Transactions" White Paper exploring the relevance and implications of the just transition for the banking sector.