Financial institutions (FIs) continue to expect cybersecurity and data disputes in the coming year, along with ESG disputes. We will see growth in climate-related litigation against financial institutions from NGOs and activist shareholders. Until recently, claims have focused on the disclosure of climate-related information. However, the trend is now moving to scrutiny of what prudent financial management means. For example, what fiduciary duties are owed when acting as a financial advisor in investment planning or M&A transactions?
Our new report – What Does 2023 Hold? Key Upcoming Developments and Enforcement Trends covers nine major areas we expect will shape 2023.
Combating global greenhouse emissions and implementing the transition to net-zero requires unprecedented financial investment. Financial institutions are critical players because of their role in allocating capital and ability to act as a catalyst to achieve better ESG outcomes in society generally.
A number of factors are driving up the incidence of climate related litigation and enforcement which has been most marked in North America but other regions are now catching up. Financial institutions given their critical place in financing economic activity are increasingly the focus of action. Financial institutions are well advised to prepare for and mitigate the risk, for example, from reviewing their corporate strategies around climate change and carbon reduction to taking note of regulators’ expectations.
In this episode of FInsight, we take a look at financial institutions trends fro the global disputes landscape.
With financial services regulation developing at pace in areas such as ESG, Fintech and new technologies, our newly launched horizon scanning tool, the Global Financial Services Regulatory (FSR) Momentum Monitor enables financial service providers to plan and prepare for coming regulatory developments across the jurisdictions in which they operate.