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Bar Council x CGM Webinar | 2022 Updates on Directors' Duties & Climate Change

Friday, 5 August 2022

With the launch of the 2022 global Primer on Directors' Duties and Disclosure Obligations, the Bar Council and Climate Governance Malaysia co-organised this webinar to discuss the latest updates

For the second year running, the Bar Council collaborated with Climate Governance Malaysia (CGM) in organising an online discussion of the law in Malaysia around directors' duties and disclosure obligations in relation to climate change.

This webinar was in conjunction with the launch of the 2022 version of the global Primer on Climate Change: Directors' Duties and Disclosure Obligations published by the Commonwealth Climate and law Initiative (CCLI) in collaboration with the Climate Governance Initiative (CGI). You can access the Primer here.

The update on the Malaysian chapter of the Primer was prepared by To' Puan Janet Looi and her team at Skrine, with inputs from Jia Yaw, representing the Bar Council Environment & Climate Change Committee (BCECCC).

Quick recap of the webinar:

  • CGM Co-founder Datin Seri Sunita Rajakumar set the scene with the fast-moving changes in Malaysia

  • Malaysian Bar President Karen Cheah issued a firm call to action to lawyers and businesses

  • BCECCC Chair Roger Chan emphasised the importance of climate action

  • Skrine Senior Partner To' Puan Janet Looi gave a presentation on directors' duties and climate change

  • Jia Yaw moderated the panel discussion with -

    • CGI Co-founder Karina Litvack (key in mobilising boards of directors around the world and developing national chapters across 22 countries)

    • MinterEllison Partner Sarah Barker (leading expert in climate change exposures under corporate and securities and key contributor to CCLI's work)

    • Skrine Senior Partner To' Puan Janet Looi (key contributor of the Malaysian chapter of the Primer)

More information about the speakers in this webinar circular:

Circular No 219-2022
Download PDF • 1.84MB

The webinar contained plenty of insights and practical advice for lawyers and business leaders alike. Watch the recording here.

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