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Climate Change and Corporate Investment: A Survival Guide For Transactional Lawyers

Washington, D.C.,
Thu, 04/17/2008

Presently engaged in climate change debate, investment banks and insurance companies have started laying down the rules and protocols for evaluating corporate risk and investments.

Kevin Ewing will serve as a panelist at a discussion focusing on neutralizing environmental risks in corporate transactions.

Industry leaders will discuss what financial and insurance sectors are doing with regard to carbon-related transactions and how they relate to evolving legal standards and actual deal practice. The investment banking perspective will include an analysis of the new “Carbon Principles” developed by three financial institutions— Citi, JPMorgan Chase, and Morgan Stanley—to guide carbon-related transactions and examine how banks approach energy infrastructure development. A representative from the insurance industry will explain how insurance companies quantify risk in a carbon-focused world and discuss appropriate governance strategies for companies.

For more information, contact the Sections Office at 202.626.3463


D.C. Bar Corporation, Finance and Securities Law Section; Environment, Energy and Natural Resources Section; and International Law Section