Partner Research Report

Primer on Climate Change: Directors’ Duties and Disclosure Obligations

By NACD Staff


Committees and Roles

In brief: The issue of climate change has evolved and now has serious implications for the duties of directors and officers as well as the potential for additional disclosure obligations for companies. This primer discusses climate change as a financial and systemic risk; it covers directors’ duties and disclosure obligations regarding climate change and current litigation around climate change, as well as providing recommendations that can help directors prepare their companies for the effects of climate change.

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