ESG and Insurers: Understanding the Current Landscape and the Risks Ahead

September 13, 2022 • Webinar • CLE Offered

Starts: 12:00 PM (ET)
Ends: 1:00 PM (ET)
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ESG is a major challenge for insurers. All businesses are being called upon to reevaluate their products and purpose, including their role as employers of diverse, engaged workforces. Plaintiffs’ counsel have already begun to take advantage of changing regulatory and consumer expectations, and ESG-related claims are being pursued in the courts over a wide range of issues. Not only are insurers figuring out how to help others manage these risks, they’re also trying to determine the many ways ESG affects them. 

Many carriers are already taking action, preparing their claims teams to oversee the defense of ESG-related litigation against policyholders and assessing how these emerging claims will impact their coverage obligations. Insurers also are changing their underwriting and investment standards according to ESG principles. 

Join us for this webinar as our panel of environmental, advertising, labor and employment, trade and white collar attorneys discuss the growing tide of ESG-related litigation risk, how these claims are being defended, and what the emerging theories of liability mean for the insurance sector. 

Topics will include:

  • Litigation Risk from Environmental Impact and Climate Disclosures 
  • Class Action and Product Liability Claims Stemming from Advertising and Greenwashing Allegations
  • Exposures Associated With Racial Equity and Civil Rights 
  • How Forced Labor and Supply Chain Laws Are Fueling Litigation

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