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Climate's Impact on Securities Disclosures

When:

September 27, 2007

Where:

New York, NY

Climate change is rapidly transforming the regulatory, political, and business environments. Several states and regions have launched greenhouse gases regulatory programs, many companies are undertaking voluntary climate initiatives, and significant federal and international political negotiations about global warming are underway. These developments have seized the attention of the financial marketplace and may significantly affect a company’s bottom line.

How should companies address climate issues in their securities disclosures and in voluntary statements to their stakeholders? This Sept. 27, 2007, seminar, an event in the ELI Understanding Climate Change Law seminar series, took a hands-on, practical look at the issues facing companies and their legal counsel when considering climate change’s ramifications for company disclosures. Our expert panel will present case studies of various companies’ approaches to climate matters and discuss the potential benefits and pitfalls of diverse strategies for disclosing climate issues.

Moderator:
Maureen Crough
, Partner, Sidley Austin LLP

Panelists:
Carol Lee Rawn
, Senior Project Manager, Governance Program, CERES
Jeffrey Smith, Partner, Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP

Listen to a recording of this seminar.

Please click here for more information on the
Understanding Climate Change Law seminar series
.