Climate change and the role of the in-house counsel
Houthoff, together with the NGB, conducted research into the impact of climate change on the role of the in-house counsel. Approximately half of the surveyed in-house counsel think that their organisation is exposed to risks as a result of climate change. In the question 'To what extent is your Legal department equipped for the (legal) changes in the climate legislation that are yet to come', 37% answered moderately and 13% inadequately.
The publication 'In-house Counsel Monitor 2019 | Climate change and the role of in the in-house counsel' shows how in-house counsel from Vattenfall, Siemens, KLM and ING come to the conclusion that a strong in-house counsel has to be more ambitious in the domain of climate change in 2019.
We hope the monitor will provide enough inspiration and insight to embrace the changing role of the in-house counsel on this topic and, despite the risks associated with climate change, to keep an eye on the opportunities and chances that will arise.