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ACCC crackdown on greenwashing in Australia with a sweep of websites for misleading environmental and sustainability claims

The ACCC has launched a review of over 200 company websites to identify misleading or deceptive environmental and sustainability claims as part of a focus on so called "green washing" claims in Australia. In this article we provide some background to the ACCC review and highlight potential strategies for Australian businesses to mitigate the risks of regulatory scrutiny.

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The CMA Greenwashing Review – Is this the year of reckoning for the fashion sector?
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The CMA Greenwashing Review – Is this the year of reckoning for the fashion sector?

Eco-fashion" and "sustainable fashion" have become buzzwords amongst fashion retailers in recent years, as consumers have become increasingly aware of sustainability concerns. Shoppers are regularly searching for more environmentally friendly shopping options – a 2021 government survey demonstrated that 52 per cent of UK consumers based their purchasing decisions on a brand's eco-credentials. As a result, fashion brands have been quick to highlight to customers their ethical and eco-credentials, such as announcing initiatives to reduce carbon emissions, releasing "sustainable" ranges, and creating new roles for staff focused on sustainability issues. However, fashion brands, both in the luxury and "fast fashion" sectors, have historically been found to make environmental claims that could be seen as misleading, known as "Greenwashing". Regulators and analysts have been racing to curb exaggerated sustainability claims.

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ESG

The CMA Greenwashing Review – Is this the year of reckoning for the fashion sector?

"Eco-fashion" and "sustainable fashion" have become buzzwords amongst fashion retailers in recent years, as consumers have become increasingly aware of sustainability concerns. Shoppers are regularly searching for more environmentally friendly shopping options – a 2021 government survey demonstrated that 52 per cent of UK consumers based their purchasing decisions on a brand's eco-credentials. As a result, fashion brands have been quick to highlight to customers their ethical and eco-credentials, such as announcing initiatives to reduce carbon emissions, releasing "sustainable" ranges, and creating new roles for staff focused on sustainability issues.

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Co-Branding Partnerships in The Physical And Digital Worlds
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Co-Branding Partnerships in The Physical And Digital Worlds

In response to the conundrum of how high-end luxury brands can penetrate new markets and gain cultural capital, we look at a masterclass From Balenciaga and Fortnite

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Utah Becomes Fourth State To Pass Consumer Privacy Act, First With Republican-Controlled House And Senate
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Utah Becomes Fourth State To Pass Consumer Privacy Act, First With Republican-Controlled House And Senate

On March 24, 2022, Utah Governor Spencer Cox signed the Utah Consumer Privacy Act into law, making Utah the fourth state to pass a comprehensive consumer privacy law. The Act goes into effect on December 31, 2023

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European Commission publishes initial findings of its sector inquiry on the Consumer Internet of Things
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European Commission publishes initial findings of its sector inquiry on the Consumer Internet of Things

Shaping the future regulation of the market

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Analysis

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E-Privacy check-in: where we are, and where we're headed

Are we any closer to EU institutions reaching an agreement on the final regulation text? Whilst the rules stemming from the ePrivacy Regulation proposal are not expected in the near future, its one-year anniversary offers an opportunity to recall the key changes that stakeholders could, - and should - already anticipate.

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Upcoming events

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9 July 2024: Central Bank Digital Currencies with Clifford Chance and the International Monetary Fund (IMF)

We are delighted to invite you to join us on Tuesday 9 July for a virtual event focused on the evolving legal questions around the development of central bank digital currencies (CBDCs) with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and Clifford Chance. This insightful session will bring together leading global industry experts advising on CBDC design and implementation to discuss the crucial legal considerations and latest developments as more jurisdictions around the globe meaningfully explore the introduction of CBDCs. View full details of the Programme and Speakers.

Time: from 9:00 EST/ 14:00 BST / 15:00 CEST / 17:00 GST / 21:00 SGT

To Register, please complete the online registration form.