Risky Business - Climate Change and Professional Liability Risks for Auditors

We regret that due to unforeseen circumstances ClientEarth is cancelling the launch event for our new paper,Risky Business: Climate Change and Professional Liability Risks for Auditors, scheduled for Wednesday 6 December 2017.

We will still be publishing the paper in the coming week and we will aim to reschedule a replacement event early in the new year.

If you complete this form, we will inform you when we have confirmed a new date.

About the event

Climate change is creating significant financial risks and opportunities for many businesses and investors. As with any other financial risk, companies in the UK must consider and manage climate change-related risks for their business and, if material, report them to their shareholders and the market. Failure to do so increasingly exposes companies and their directors to a range of legal, reputational and commercial risks.
 
If climate change-related risks are financially material for a company, this will also have consequences for the professional and legal duties of the company’s auditors. In particular, auditors may now need to consider whether climate change-related risks are adequately reflected in financial accounts, as well as in other information, such as strategic reports and corporate governance statements. Where auditors fail to do so, they too may face increased legal risks and tough questions from regulators and shareholders.
 
Our new ‘Risky Business’ discussion paper aims to draw these issues to the attention of auditors, boards, audit committees and investors. At this event we will discuss the core findings of our work and hear from leaders from industry and the profession about how they are addressing climate change risks in their work (speakers TBC).
 
Join the discussion by registering your interest. There are limited places available so please register quickly to secure your place.

The ‘Risky Business’ discussion paper series also includes papers on climate change and professional liability risks for actuaries and investment consultants (launch date: 28 November 2017). These papers have been prepared by ClientEarth with generous support from the Friends Provident Foundation.