IECL Annual Lecture - The Role of Corporate Governance in Addressing Climate Risk: Global and Asian Perspectives
Dr Umakanth Varottil, Associate Professor of Law at the National University of Singapore
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Climate change has garnered significant attention given that it poses a serious challenge to sustainable development. There is also a growing nexus between climate change and the manner in which corporations are governed, as climate change poses a significant material financial risk to corporations, their shareholders and other stakeholders. This lecture will consider how various mechanisms in corporate governance, namely directors’ duties, environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors and sustainability disclosures, can operate to mitigate climate risk. It will do so from a comparative perspective, exploring the developments globally (in jurisdictions such as the United Kingdom and Australia) and the more recent steps initiated in Asia (particularly in common-law jurisdictions such as Hong Kong, Singapore and India).