Corporate Dealmaking in a Carbon Conscious World


On June 16, 2009, the Obama Administration released a report entitled, “Global Climate Change Impacts in the United States,” that “confirms” that “global warming observed the past 50 years is due primarily to human induced emissions” of so-called greenhouse gases (GHGs) - collectively referred to simply as “carbon” - and is producing “immediate and local impacts.” Although there is vocal dissent to the report’s finding, there is no disagreement that our world is becoming increasingly carbon conscious and thus carbon constrained. This paper discusses the concept of carbon constraints, corporate responses to them, risks and opportunities created by them, the effect of those constraints on corporate dealmaking, and the relationships of carbon management strategies to sustainability initiatives.

Topics include:

  • Carbon Constraints
  • Carbon Management Options
  • Risks and Opportunities
  • Carbon Constraints on Corporate Deal Making
  • Carbon Sensitive Transactions
  • The Relationship of Carbon Management Strategies to Sustainability Initiatives

Excerpted from Chapter 4 of State Bar of Texas Advanced In-House counsel Course 2009. To read the full article click on the PDF linked below.

PDF - Corporate_Dealmaking_Carbon_Conscious_World.pdf

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