What is ESG Litigation?

ESG Litigation, or Environmental, Social, and Governance Litigation, are legal cases arising from corporate actions or omissions that impact the environment, society, and governance practices. It is a critical aspect of modern legal practice, encompassing disputes related to sustainability, ethical conduct, and most critically, responsible corporate behaviour.

Typically, ESG Litigation involves cases where corporations are accused of deliberately or negligently violating environmental regulations, engaging in discriminatory practices, or failing in their governance responsibilities. These cases often revolve around issues such as shareholder rights, pollution, workplace discrimination and customer rights.

ESG Litigation reflects a growing societal awareness of the broader implications of business activities. Stakeholders, including shareholders, customers, and government agencies, are increasingly holding companies accountable for their ESG performance. As a result, legal actions in this domain aim to enforce compliance with regulations and advocate for sustainable, ethical, and transparent corporate practices.