We provide our clients with intelligence on the landscape of responsible business conduct legislation, policy, litigation and high-risk issues and trends. We ensure that our clients are aware of existing and forthcoming regulatory requirements and how to respond to emerging critical risks.
Our intelligence provides boards and leadership teams with clear analysis on the requirements, implications and game changers in the regulatory landscape, helping them to see what is coming down the tracks and understand what these shifts mean for them and their industry.
Our briefs are used by clients to determine their next steps on due diligence, prepare for forthcoming legislation, reduce their own risks of non-compliance and litigation, and develop robust due diligence programmes based on expert consideration and analysis.
In-focus: legislation, policy, high-risk issues and trends
Our In-focus series of briefs provides in-depth analysis on breaking legislation, policy and key high-risk issues and trends.
Legislation & policy – We provide a deep dive into new policies. We highlight what new requirements will mean in practice, the game changers and underlying implications, and what is likely to shift as a result of the legislation.
High-risk issues and trends – We provide deep analysis on high-risk issues that require specific and targeted action from companies. We highlight how companies should respond, how sectors are currently responding, and the trip hazards that companies need to avoid if they want to ensure that their approach is robust and proportionate to the risk.
Responsible business conduct database: legislation, policy and litigation
Our database tracks and monitors existing, new and forthcoming responsible business conduct legislation, policy and litigation across key markets including the EU, US and UK. It contains additional analysis and insight provided by our team of policy analysts and experts on the direction of travel and critical precedents.
It is an indispensable tool for legal, supply chain, human rights and sustainability teams. Reports can be tailored according to client needs.
A Scottish court published a decision that pauses the case against James Finlay in Scotland, ... read more
The Australian National Contact Point (NCP) issued a final report finding that an Australian ... read more
The US and Mexican governments have agreed on a package of remediation in relation to the ... read more
Significant litigation addressing gender-based violence and harassment (GBVH) in overseas ... read more
Alleged use of prison labour in Cambodia in the manufacture of garment and textile goods meant for export to US
Following an inter-agency investigation, Cambodia’s ambassador to the US is reportedly set to ... read more
In June, journalists and media outlets published the results of a collaborative investigation ... read more
Trade unions in Mexico filed the first case against a garment factory through the US-Mexico ... read more
On 12 May, NGO People for Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) filed a greenwashing case with ... read more
ClientEarth filed OECD NCP case against Cargill over deforestation links to its supply chain in Brazil
On 4 May ClientEarth filed a case against Cargill with the US National Contact Point (NCP) ... read more
On 22 March, a Dutch Court found G-Star Raw (G-Star) liable for damages after cancelling ... read more
Norway’s Transparency Act came into force in July 2022. The Act requires in-scope companies to ... read more
2025 will be a watershed moment for companies operating in the EU. New and strengthened EU due ... read more