With accusations of greenwashing hitting the headlines, there is growing concern by regulators and lawmakers to ensure consumers, investors and other stakeholders can make informed decisions about products and services badged as green or sustainable. The demand by consumers across a wide range of sectors for sustainable products brings significant opportunities for businesses.
However, there is also considerable regulatory and litigation risk for the companies that do not comply with the rapidly evolving legal and regulatory requirements associated with the marketing and sale of green products.
In this session, we will cover:
– What is the role of regulators and what are some of the specific developments across different jurisdictions?
– Which sectors are most at risk of claims of greenwashing?
– What types of regulatory actions/civil claims are most likely?
– How can businesses mitigate those risks/maximize the opportunities?