Greenwashing and Other ESG Pitfalls: What Corporate Lawyers Need to Know about Environmental, Social, and Governance Statements
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Your business partners and stakeholders want – in many cases need – to report on the company’s Environmental, Social, and Corporate Governance (ESG) progress, in mandated financial statements and many other places, from sustainability reports to press releases. But each of those statements brings new opportunities and risks for your business.
Accurate and inspiring ESG statements can provide your company with immense benefits; incorrect or unattainable statements could open the door to civil litigation, wide-scale regulatory investigations, and major reputational harm.
In this second of two webinars giving practical guidance on current ESG best practices for in-house lawyers, Thomson Reuters experts will discuss the current state of ESG statements, with an emphasis on EU and US regulation. Topics will include:

  • Greenwashing and accusations of greenwashing
  • The difference between mandatory and publicity statements
  • Triggers of regulator interest
  • Scope of regulatory investigations
  • ESG Ratings and how they’re being used
  • And more….

The webinar will be broadcast globally on October 6, 2022 10:00 AM CT. Sign up now and view live or on-demand any time afterward. 

Helen D’Ardenne
Deputy Director, Financial Services
Practical Law UK (moderator)
Helen D’Ardenne qualified at Simmons & Simmons, specialising in financial services regulation. During her time there, she advised on a wide range of regulatory reforms and regularly advised firms on compliance with UK regulation, cross-border issues and establishing and operating financial services businesses. She joined Practical Law in 2010 and is Deputy Director of Financial Services, where she continues to focus on regulatory reforms, including ESG and sustainable finance.
Henry Engler
North American Regulatory Intelligence Editor
Thomson Reuters Regulatory Intelligence
Henry Engler is a senior editor for Regulatory Intelligence at Thomson Reuters. He covers a wide range of issues impacting the financial industry, including conduct and culture, ESG and banking regulation. He has prior experience at leading U.S. and foreign banks in compliance and change management roles and recently authored "Remaking Culture on Wall Street: A Behavioral Science Approach for Building Trust from the Bottom Up."
Lindsey Rogerson
Senior Editor for Regulatory Policy & Risk
Thomson Reuters Regulatory Intelligence 
Lindsey Rogerson joined Thomson Reuters as senior editor for regulatory policy in UK and Europe, in November 2017 and has been a financial journalist, columnist and editor for over 20 years. She has edited a number of investment publications as well as the personal finance section of Scotland’s national newspaper, The Scotsman. She is also an expert in regulating in the interests of consumers. From 2014-2017 she was a member of the Securities and Markets Stakeholder Group of the European Securities and Markets Authority. Prior to that from 2006-2012 she was a member or the Financial Services Consumer Panel, latterly chairing its European Working Group. She has also consulted on the impact of financial regulation for a number of private sector organizations, and acted as an adviser on the payments strategy of charity Age UK.

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