Legal Considerations for Corporate Climate Scenario Analysis

Many companies are analyzing climate scenarios to see how the costs of physical climate impacts and a transition to low-carbon economy could affect their bottom line. However, there are legal considerations related to publishing climate scenario analysis outcomes in financial filings. Relevant information could be obscured by a large amount of other data, or scenario outcomes that include unknown factors could be misinterpreted as forecasts. Parameters for “materiality,” the legal standard for securities filings, are also mostly defined by case law. This webinar will review the major legal risks of under- and over-reporting and discuss how companies can mitigate these risks.

Speakers

Cameron Prell
Partner, The Coefficient Group
Maggie Peloso
Partner, Vinson & Elkins LLP
Fatima Maria Ahmad — Moderator
Solutions Fellow, C2ES