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The threat of expensive payouts may already be having an effect. Tom Stoddart/Getty Images

How treaties protecting fossil fuel investors could jeopardize global efforts to save the climate – and cost countries billions

A new study adds up the potential legal and financial risk countries could face from hundreds of agreements, like those under the Energy Charter Treaty.
The SEC’s proposed rules include some reporting of so-called Scope 3 emissions, in companies’ supply chains and use of their products. AP Photo/Noah Berger

SEC proposes far-reaching climate disclosure rules for companies – here’s where the rules may be vulnerable to legal challenges

The SEC’s proposal would require companies to disclose their greenhouse gas emissions and other climate risks, but it’s not a done deal yet.
The Supreme Court of Canada’s recent decision has put a halt to any legal claims that there’s no difference between corporations and people. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

Supreme Court dismisses company’s cruel and unusual punishment claim

The Supreme Court of Canada’s recent ruling against a company that claimed a fine against it constituted cruel and unusual punishment will quell fears of weakening corporate law.
The statue of Veritas (Truth) is pictured in front of the Supreme Court of Canada in Ottawa in May 2018. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

Supreme Court: Can a corporation be subjected to cruel and unusual punishment?

A Québec company is asking for a Charter right usually reserved for people. There could be unintended consequences if it wins its challenge to the Supreme Court of Canada.
Apple is committed to serving “Americans”, even as Tim Cook’s company asserts that manufacturing the iPhone in the United States would not be a viable option. Frederic J. Brown/AFP

Debate: Can corporate purpose be global?

New initiatives have allowed firms to enshrine their purpose in corporate bylaws, but gaps exist between local and international issues that can complicate the definition of a multinational’s purpose.
Papa John himself resigned from the company after a report said he used a racial slur. Reuters/Danny Moloshok

What is a ‘poison pill’?

Papa John’s is hoping to use the corporate strategy to prevent founder John Schnatter from taking back control over the pizza chain.

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