Business Issues

This page organizes the citations it lists into the following categories:

  • Corporate and fiduciary responsibility
  • Corporate management and organization
  • General Information
  • Insurance
  • Securities disclosures

Corporate and fiduciary responsibility

van den Biesen, Phon, Will Civil Society Take Climate Changers to Court? A Perspective from Dutch Law, in Climate Change Liability, ch. 10 (Michael Faure & Marjan Peeters eds., Edward Elgar 2011).

Bubna-Litic, Karen, Climate Change and Corporate Social Responsibility: The Intersection of Corporate and Environmental Law, 24(4) Envtl. & Plan. L.J. 253 (2008)

CosmanBradley, Green Derivatives: Extorting Reductions in Greenhouse Gas Emissions Via Shareholder Derivative Suits, 40 Ariz. St. L. J. 743 (2008)

Delfino, Angela et al., Corporate social responsibility and climate change in Watchman, Paul Q. (ed.), Climate Change: A Guide to Carbon Law and Practice (Globe Business Publishing Ltd 2008)

Dodds, Felix & Richard Sherman, What Is a Credible Corporate Response to Climate Change?, in Climate Change and Energy Insecurity, pt. 3, ch. 9 (Routledge 2009).

Irvine, Gillian & Stephen Tromans, Taking Responsibility: Personal Liability Under Environmental Law (Routledge 2000).

Mason, Michael, The Environmental Accountability of Transnational Corporations, in The New Accountability, ch. 6 144-166 (Routledge 2004).

Smith, Jeffrey A. &  Morreale, Matthew, The Fiduciary  Duties of Officers and Directors in Global Climate Change and U.S. Law, Chapter 14 (Michael B. Gerrard ed., 2007)

Taylor, Prue, The Business of Climate Change: What’s Ethics Got to Do with It?, 20 Pa. McGeorge Global Bus. & Dev. L.J. 161 (2007)

Torbitt, Alison, Implementing Corporate Climate Change Responsibility: Possible State Legislative and SEC Responses to Climate Change Through Corporate Law Reform, 88 Or. L. Rev. 581 (2009)

Wallace, Perry, Climate Change, Fiduciary Duty, and Corporate Disclosure: Are Things Heating Up in the Boardroom?, 26 Va. Envtl. L.J. 293 (2008)


Corporate management and organization

CosmanBradley, Green Derivatives: Extorting Reductions in Greenhouse Gas Emissions Via Shareholder Derivative Suits, 40 Ariz. St. L. J. 743 (2008)

Kerr, Thomas, et al., Managing Corporate Carbon Risk: Elements of an Effective Strategy, 6(2) Sustainable Dev. L. & Pol’y 21 (2006)

Smith, Jeffrey, The Implications of the Kyoto Protocol and the Global Warming Debate for Business, 1 N.Y.U. J.L. & Bus. 511 (2005)

Smyth, Sophie, Can Business Learn to Love the Environment? The Case for a U.S. Corporate Carbon Fund, 58 Rutgers L. Rev. 451 (2006)

Stallworthy, Mark, Sustainability, the Environment, and the Role of UK Corporations, 17(6) Int’l Company & Comm. L. Rev. 155 (2006)

Standish, Sara, Business and Climate Change: Examining Drivers for Action, 5(2) Sustainable Development L. & Pol’y 9 (2005)

Tully, Stephen, Commercial Contributions to the Climate Change Regime: Who’s Regulating Whom? 5(2)Sustainable Development L. & Pol’y 14 (2005)

Wallace, Perry, Business Responses to Climate Change: Overview of this Issue, 5(2 Sustainable Development L. & Pol’y 1 (2005)

Wallace, Perry, Global Climate Change and the Challenge to Modern American Corporate Governance, 55SMU L. Rev. 493 (2002)

Worth, Dan, Accelerating towards Climate Neutrality with the U.S. Government Stuck in Neutral: The Emerging Role of U.S. Businesses, Cities, States and Universities in Aggressively Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions, 5(2) Sustainable Development L. & Pol’y 4 (2005)


General Information

Boute, Anatole. “The Potential Contribution of International Investment Protection Law to Combat Climate Change.” Journal of Energy & Natural Resources Law 27.3 (2009): 333–376.

Brimble, Mark, Jenny Stewart, and Laura De Zwaan. “Climate Change and Financial Regulation: Challenges for the Financial Sector Following the Global Financial Crisis.” Griffith Law Review 19.1 (2010): 71–85.

Egan, Daniel & David L. Levy, Capital Contests: National and Transnational Channels of Corporate Influence on the Climate Change Negotiations, in The International Politics of Climate Change (Aynsley Kellow & Sonja Boehmer-Christiansen eds., Edward Elgar 2010) (1998).

Ellis, J. Kevin1, Katerina E.2 Milenkovski, and Diane E.2 Burke. “Commercial Transactions in a Carbon-Constrained Environment.” Energy & Mineral Law Institute 31 (2010): 153–177.

Frenkil, David John. “Climate Risks and Opportunities: Business Implications of Climate Change.” George Washington Journal of Energy and Environmental Law 2 (2011): 71–75.

Fruth, Darrell, and Joseph Ponzi. “Adjusting Carbon Management Policies to Encourage Renewable, Net-Negative Projects Such as Biochar Sequestration.” William Mitchell Law Review (2010)

Malcolm, Rosalind. “Ecodesign Laws and the Environmental Impact of Our Consumption of Products.” Journal of Environmental Law 23.3 (2011): 487–503.

Margalioth, Yoram. “Tax Policy Analysis of Climate Change.” Tax Law Review 64.1 (2010): 63–98.

Masur, Jonathan S, and Eric A Posner. “Climate Regulation and the Limits of Cost-Benefit Analysis.” California Law Review 99 (2011): 1557–1600.

Menzie, Charles, Robin Cantor, and Paul Boehm. “Business Planning for Climate Change: Identifying Vulnerabilities and Planning for Changes in Water, Temperature, Sea Level, Natural Resources, Health Effects, and Extreme Events.” Environmental Claims Journal 23.3/4 (2011): 190–198.

Pearson, Douglas H. “Potential Threats to Patent Rights in Climate-Friendly Technologies.” European Journal of Risk Regulation 2 (2011): 247–254.

Pruss, Stanley. “The Case for Clean Energy Technology Manufacturing: Ten Steps Business and Industry Must Take to Optimize Opportunities in the Emerging Clean Energy Economy.” Michigan Telecommunications and Technology Law Review 18 (2011): 349–366.

Rosen-Zvi, Issachar. “You Are Too Soft: What Can Corporate Social Responsibility Do for Climate Change.” Minnesota Journal of Law, Science & Technology 12.2 (2011): 527–570.

Smyth, Sophie. “Collective Action for Development Finance.” University of Pennsylvania Journal of International Law 32.4 (2011): 961–1054.

Strasser, Kurt A., Business Environmentalism and Climate Change, in Myths and Realities of Business Environmentalism, ch. 7 (Edward Elgar 2011).

Torbitt, Alison. “Implementing Corporate Climate Change Responsibility: Possible State Legislative and SEC Responses to Climate Change Through Corporate Law Reform.” Oregon Law Review 88.2 (2009): 581–619.

Willson, Myron. “Why Is It Important for Corporations to Play a Role in Sustainability.” Utah Environmental Law Review 31 (2011): 101–106.

Wood, Nick, The business case and approach to sustainable energy, in The Law of Energy for Sustainable Development (Adrian J. Bradbrook et al., Cambridge University Press 2012).



Badawi, Suzanne, Global Warming: Are You Covered? 28(7) Cal. Law. 37 (2008)

Cole, Adam et al., PCLJ 37-1 Insurance Coverage for Global Warming Liability, 42 Tort Trial & Ins. Prac. L. J. 969 (2007)

Conley, Michael & Finnerty, Meghan, Coverage for Climate Change: Footing the Bill for Carbon Footprints, 20(4) Envtl. Claims J. 273 (2008)

Donald, J. Wylie & Tor, Loly, Climate Change and the D & O Pollution Exclusion, 41 Tort Trial & Ins. Prac. L. J. 1033 (2006)

Donald, J. Wylie, Climate Change Liabilities: Got Coverage? 41(3) Md. Bar J. 24 (2008)

Faure, Michael, Insurability of Damage Caused By Climate Change: A Commentary, 155 U. Pa. L. Rev.1875 (2007)

Guzy, Gary S., Insurance and Climate Change, in Global Climate Change and U.S. Law Chapter 15 (Michael B. Gerrard ed., 2007)

Hecht, Sean, Climate Change and the Transformation of Risk: Insurance Matters, 55 UCLA L. Rev. 1559 (2008)

Heintz, John, et al., Insurance Coverage for Climate Change Suits: The Battle has Begun, 21 Envtl. Claims J. 29 (2009)

Kunreuther, Howard & Michel-Kerjan, Erwan, Climate Change, Insurability of Large-Scale Disasters, and the Emerging Liability Challenge, 155 U. Pa. L. Rev. 1795 (2007)

Mayer, Brian, Climate Change, Insurance, NEPA, and Article III: Does a Policy Holder Have Standing to Sue a Federal Agency for Failing to Address Climate Change Under NEPA?, 74 UMKC L. Rev. 435 (2005)

Mills, Evan, The Role of U.S. Insurance Regulators in Responding to Climate Change, 26 UCLA J. Envtl. L. & Pol’y 129 (2008)

Paul, Noel, The Price of Emissions:  Will Liability Insurance Cover Damages Related to Global Warming?, 19 Loy. Consumer L. Rev. 468 (2007)

Rauch, Ernst, Effects of Climate Change on the Insurance Industry, 26A Stan. Envtl. L. J. 239 (2007)

Ross, Christina et al., Limiting Liability in the Greenhouse: Insurance Risk-Management Strategies in the Context of Global Climate Change, 26A Stan. Envtl. L. J. 251 (2007)

Schwarze, Reimund, Liability For Climate Change: The Benefits, the Costs, and the Transaction Costs, 155 U. Pa. L. Rev. 1947 (2007)

Tran, Sarah, Updated Hurricane Models: A New Opportunity to Insure Against Climate Change, 14 B.U. J. Sci. & Tech. L. 73 (2008)

Van Nostrand, James M., and John G. Nevius. “Parametric Insurance: Using Objective Measures to Address the Impacts of Natural Disasters and Climate Change.” Environmental Claims Journal 23.3/4 (2011): 227–237.


Securities disclosures

Burton, Camden D. “An Inconvenient Risk: Climate Change Disclosure and the Burden on Corporations.” Administrative Law Review 62.4 (2010): 1287–1305.

Climate’s Impact on Securities Disclosures, 38 Envtl. L. Rep. News & Analysis 10128 (2008)

Deatherage, Scott D. “The SEC Enters the Fray on Climate Risk Disclosure.” Natural Resources & Environment 25 (2010): 35–39

Doran, Kevin & Quinn, Elias, Climate Change Risk Disclosure: A Sector by Sector Analysis of SEC 10-k Filings from 1995-2008, 34 N.C. J. Int’l L. & Com. Reg. 721 (2009)

Hamilton, Lisa. “Canary in the Coal Mine: Can the Campaign for Mandatory Climate Risk Disclosure Withstand the Municipal Bond Market’s Resistance to Regulatory Reform?” William Mitchell Law Review (2010)

Hancock, Elizabeth, Red Dawn, Blue Thunder, Purple Rain: Corporate Risk of Liability for Global Climate Change and the SEC Disclosure Dilemma, 17 Geo. Int’l Envtl. L. Rev. 233 (2005)

Jeffrey A. Smith and Matthew Morreale, Disclosure Issues in Global Climate Change and U.S. Law Chapter 13 (Michael B. Gerrard ed., 2007)

Koch, Gayle, Let’s Talk about Climate Change: Disclosure is Coming, 21 Envtl. Claims J. 52 (2009)

Latham, Mark, Environmental Liabilities and the Federal Securities Laws: a Proposal for Improved Disclosure of CLimate Change-related Risks, 39 Envtl. L. 647 (2009)

Latham, Mark. “Environmental Liabilities and the Federal Securities Laws: A Proposal for Improved Disclosure of Climate Change-related Risks.” Environmental Law 39.3 (2009): 647–728

Rose, Raymond, Being Underway, Not in Delay, on Climate Change-Related Disclosure, 20 Envtl. Claims J. 23 (2008)

Smith, Jeffrey, The Implications of the Kyoto Protocol and the Global Warming Debate for Business, 1N.Y.U. J.L. & Bus. 511 (2005)

Thompson, James, et al., Calls for Climate Change Reporting Prompt Companies to Evaluate Disclosure Policies, 1 L. & Fin. Markets Rev. 503 (2007)

Viscuso, Michael, Scrubbing the Books Green: A Temporal Evaluation of Corporate Environmental Disclosure Requirements, 32 Del. J. Corp. L. 879 (2007)

Wallace, Perry, Climate Change, Fiduciary Duty, And Corporate Disclosure: Are Things Heating Up In The Boardroom? 26 Va. Envtl. L. J. 293 (2008)