Corporate greenwashing: The lawyers are coming

Greenwashing may be one of the greatest emerging legal risks across corporate sectors worldwide, writes Ben Franta in ECGI. "Once a topic of relatively niche concern, the spectre of greenwashing liability continues to grow as more brands seek to portray themselves as climate-friendly and lawyers (and the broader public) get wise to the fact that not all that appears green is what it seems."


How an Early Oil Industry Study Became Key in Climate Lawsuits

Ben Franta, senior climate litigation research fellow at the Oxford Smith School, comments on how the precedents set by previous litigations over tobacco, opioids, and asbestos could play a role in upcoming climate cases. "They are good examples that the legal system can take on big societal harms that the other branches of government frankly are just not addressing,” he said.

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