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David McIlroy & Iain Shipley feature in Counsel Magazine for their article on greenwashing

Forum Chamber’s David McIlroy and Iain Shipley had an article recently featured in Counsel Magazine tackling the subject of greenwashing, titled, “Green washing – how to spot it, and challenge it.”

In a world where the urgency of addressing climate change and environmental degradation is widely recognised, this article explores the challenges and complexities surrounding the enforcement of environmental obligations on businesses. It delves into the concept of “greenwashing,” where companies misrepresent their environmental credentials, hindering genuinely eco-conscious businesses from competing fairly. It points out important ways we can spot greenwashing when it occurs, and then examines regulatory and legal avenues to combat greenwashing, highlighting the limitations and potential for innovation in addressing this pervasive issue. Ultimately, it offers a glimmer of hope in the form of growing awareness among consumers and regulators, suggesting that creative litigation may provide innovative solutions to this multifaceted problem, with implications for a more sustainable future.

You can read the full article online here.

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