[Virtual] ESG Disclosures: Tackling Legal and Business Challenges & Avoiding the Pitfalls of Greenwashing
Date: Thursday, April 8, 2021
Reiko Hayashi, Director and Deputy President, BofA Securities Japan Co., Ltd.;
Tim Power, Partner, White & Case’s Global Environmental Interest Group;
Katie Schmitz Eulitt, Director, Investor Outreach, Sustainability Accounting Standards Board;
Natsuho Torii, Deputy Secretary General Sustainability Committee, Japan Exchange Group.
Heather McLeish, Director, EY Japan Co., Ltd.
Hosting Committees: Sustainability, Legal Services & IP, Alternative Investment
Co-hosting Organizations: ANZCCJ, BCCJ
Member Fee: ¥600
Guest Fee: ¥1,200
Registration/Cancellation Deadline: Wednesday, April 7, noon (12:00) Registration form.
This event will be hosted as a webinar. Instructions for joining the virtual meeting will be sent to registered attendees after the above-stated deadline.
Around the globe, governments, investors, and stakeholders are demanding greater accountability and transparency about corporate environmental and social performance. This is largely being driven by investors pursuing an environmental and social dividend from their investment, as well as corporate strategies designed to ensure the enduring resilience of their social license to operate. Despite efforts to provide useful and meaningful information related to environmental, social, and governance (ESG) issues of a company, challenges remain.
This session will address these challenges and provide a platform to discuss some commonly asked questions, including:
- What is the reporting landscape for non-financial disclosures?
- What are best practices to avoid greenwashing and to provide meaningful disclosure?
- What do board members need to know?
- What are the potential legal risks arising from governments, shareholders, and activists (in Japan, the US, the UK, and Australia)?
- What risk management strategies should be considered?
To learn more about the speakers, please click here.
Heather McLeish, Manabu Yamanaka, Co-chairs
Hannah Perry, Vice Chair
ACCJ Sustainability Committee
Catherine O’Connell and Scott Warren, Co-Chairs
Marc Fuoti, Chris Jacobson, and Aiko Okada, Vice-Chairs
ACCJ Legal Services & IP Committee
Frank Packard, Chair
Pieter Franken, Deborah Hayden, Jason Topaz, Christopher Wells, Vice-Chairs
ACCJ Alternative Investment Committee
NOTE 1: This event is ON THE RECORD.
NOTE 2: Please note that, as with all guest presentations, the content and comments of the speakers reflect their own opinions and do not necessarily represent the opinions or policies of the ACCJ.
NOTE 3: If you cancel after the stated deadline, the full meeting fee will be charged to your account.
NOTE 4: Please note that this event is co-hosted by the ANZCCJ and BCCJ.