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JONES DAY TALKS®: Carbon Markets are Booming, and Regulators are Watching

JONES DAY TALKS®: Carbon Markets are Booming, and Regulators are Watching



Efforts by government agencies, companies, and investors to limit the effects of climate change continue to influence activity in the financial markets. Interest in carbon markets, where emission credits are purchased and sold─and also where derivatives on those credits are traded─is growing rapidly, and that trend is expected to continue. Some estimates predict the cost of carbon could eventually double, due to the increased focus on climate issues and the tightening of greenhouse gas standards by global regulators.

The increase in trading volume has attracted the attention of regulators and enforcement agencies. Jones Day partner Josh Sterling explains how the carbon markets work, details the risks participants face, and describes what companies using these markets should do now.

Read the full transcript on the Jones Day website.


Cyber Risks: A False Sense of Security EPISODE 1

JONES DAY TALKS®: Cyber Risks: A False Sense of Security – Episode 1



Cybersecurity risk is evolving and expanding. Traditionally, cybersecurity risk has been equated with cyber attacks and associated legal consequences. That risk is undoubtedly real: All internet connected systems remain vulnerable to increasingly sophisticated, persistent threat actors, including nation states and well-funded criminal organizations, who can circumvent even robust defenses to intrude into systems and expose companies to a wide variety of regulatory investigations and litigation. But companies increasingly face cybersecurity legal risk even absent a data breach. Emerging theories of liability – largely arising from inconsistencies between representations companies make about their cybersecurity and their actual cybersecurity posture – are presenting new, substantial civil and potentially criminal legal exposures for companies.

In the first installment of a multi-part JONES DAY TALKS® series, partners Lisa Ropple, Justin Herdman, and Grayson Yeargin discuss today’s rapidly growing and changing cybersecurity requirements, and the potential legal consequences of not meeting those obligations.

Read the full transcript on the Jones Day website.