In the last few years we have seen an exponential rise in climate litigation claims, and many of these are as a result of greenwashing. This is a trend we're seeing across almost every industry, including increased regulatory, investor and consumer scrutiny of potential greenwashing.

The spectrum of these claims is so broad, and can include corporate regulators taking enforcement action, shareholders suing in relation to corporate disclosures, commercial competitors seeking to protect their market position by suing to restrain greenwashing conduct or strategic litigation backed by activist groups.

Although we are starting to see active intervention by regulators, organisations need to understand where they could be exposed to risk and ensure they have the right processes in place to avoid it.

Greenwashing issues have reputation at their heart. Is your business protected?

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Co-Head of the Contentious Financial Services Group, London
Special Counsel
Head of Sustainability, Europe, Middle East and Asia; Head of Environment, health and safety, Europe, Middle East and Asia; Partner

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