ESG Transatlantic Legal-Regulatory Update
11 a.m.-noon (Central)
In a joint webinar, Barnes & Thornburg and Fieldfisher will explain the legal implications of the German Supply Chain Due Diligence Act and give an overview of the multitude of U.S. regulatory proposals and disclosure requirements from the SEC, the FTC, and a variety of other regulators, as well as the forthcoming wave of ESG litigation and enforcement in the U.S.
In addition to explaining the legal requirements of the Germany Supply Chain Due Diligence Act, the speakers will present best practices to support ongoing due diligence and compliance in the supply chain. They will discuss the following topics:
- The Scope of the German Supply Chain Due Diligence Act and an outlook on the EU Corporate Sustainability Due Diligence Directive
- Learn how companies can comply with the requirements the German Supply Chain Due Diligence Act imposes on its direct addresses and how this may impact your business with German enterprises (e.g. implementing the requirements of the Act in contractual agreements and codes; understanding potential sanctions for non-compliance; integrating sustainability expectations as purchasing criteria)
- An overview of the U.S. regulatory proposals and disclosure requirements on ESG
- Understanding the forthcoming wave of ESG litigation in the U.S., including cases related to climate change, human rights, corporate governance, shareholder derivative lawsuits, class action lawsuits, and regulatory enforcement actions, as well as ways to manage against the risks of such cases
The webinar will feature a Q&A session.
Questions? Email Nadine Schieban or call 312-214-5602.