At the end of July, the UK government’s net-zero strategy was found to be ‘unlawful’ in the High Court, marking the latest high-profile litigation case to find in favour of climate activists.
This sort of action is neither new nor unique and the impact of cases like this reaches beyond constitutional reform and far into the business world.
The low-carbon economy is complicated. Litigation is just one test that can await businesses as they face down the very real and very current challenges presented by climate change.
The risk of inaction can lead to customer attrition, supply-chain breakdown, reputational damage, direct legal action and, ultimately, financial impact.
It has never been more important for companies to move the marker from merely surviving amidst these complex challenges to unearthing the opportunities and thriving as a business.
With that in mind, this Autumn, Risilience is partnering with the Cambridge Centre for Risk Studies, University of Cambridge to bring you its first Sustainable Futures conference, focussed on the theme: Surviving to thriving as a business in the low-carbon economy.
Industry leaders and practitioners will come together to deliver a dynamic programme, for senior risk professionals, sustainability leads and the C-suite, that responds to the challenges they face, empowering delegates to manage risk – putting them ahead to drive transformative business change.
Learn more about the event and register at our Sustainable Futures conference page.