Bracing for the Storm: Climate Litigation Risk (breakfast will be provided)
Companies in all sectors are facing litigation related to climate change. The first cases against institutional investors have commenced.
Companies in all sectors are facing litigation related to climate change. The first cases against institutional investors have also been commenced. This breakfast panel discussion will discuss three key things you should be thinking about in your governance and investment decisions.
Chair: Dr Carol Liao, Director, Centre for Business Law, Peter A Allard School of Law, University of British Columbia
Lisa DeMarco is a recognized expert in climate and energy law, with over two decades of experience in law, regulation, policy, and
advocacy relating to oil, gas, power and all aspects of climate change.
Liane Langstaff is an environmental lawyer, practising in the areas of climate change and regulatory compliance, environmental assessment and litigation. She writes and teaches about climate change, including as co-instructor of the 2019 Osgoode Hall Law School environmental law course.
Dr Janis Sarra is principal co-investigator of the Canada Climate Law Initiative and is a recognized expert in business law, cited extensively by Canadian courts. She is author of numerous studies on climate-related legal obligations, financial risk and opportunity, and climate governance.
Dr. Liao is an Assistant Professor at Allard Law and the UBC Sauder Distinguished Scholar of the Dhillon Centre for Business Ethics. She is an award-winning teacher and widely published scholar on corporate law and sustainability.