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With the increased attention to environmental social and governance (“ESG”) policies by regulators, investors and businesses, financial lines insurers are faced with the potential risks of exposure to investigation and litigation over climate-related disclosures. This article focuses on the question of whether the increased scrutiny climate-related disclosures has actually impacted the rate of greenwashing litigation filings, and how trends in greenwashing litigation may inform financial lines insurers’ assessment of these risks.
We are very pleased to reveal the six successful claims professionals who have been chosen as finalists for the third series of Insurance Post’s Claims Apprentice, in association with Kennedys.
With the growing importance of environmental, social and governance issues, companies are starting to recruit people to senior executive positions to oversee their strategies. Pamela Kokoszka investigates if the role of chief ESG officer is here to stay, or – if like the role of chief digital officers recruited in the 2010s – will be absorbed elsewhere once ESG becomes more embedded within their employers.
In this report, Kennedys experts explore key legal and regulatory developments, and provide an overview of the business critical topics which motor and transport insurers should consider as they plan for operational resilience in 2022.
On 24 January 2022, the OEP was granted its existence in law by virtue of the Environment Act 2021. Only a day after, it released its draft strategy and enforcement policy and a period of consultation commenced in respect of them both. In this article, we set out the duties of the OEP, its proposed enforcement strategy and policy, and our initial thoughts on how effective the OEP may indeed be in its role.
In this report, Kennedys experts highlight some key legal and regulatory developments and provide an overview of the business critical topics that the construction sector and insurers should consider as they plan for operational resilience in 2022 and beyond.
In this report, Kennedys experts highlight key legal and regulatory developments, and provide an overview of 12 topics to watch under four main topic groups which insurers and corporates should consider as they plan for operational resilience in the new financial year.
Across Europe and the United States there has been a growing focus on Environmental Social and Governance (“ESG”) regulations for corporations.
Transport is the single largest contributor to UK carbon dioxide emissions. As part of the UK Government’s strategy to tackle transport emissions, there will be a ban on new petrol and diesel engine cars and vans from 2030. To encourage the uptake of electric vehicles, the Office for Zero Emission Vehicles created the On-street Residential Charge Point Scheme, to increase the availability of on-street charge points in residential streets.
We’re delighted to announce that our London office is to move into London’s iconic Walkie-Talkie building as part of a major workplace transformation programme.