Climate Change, Regulatory Compliance and What They Mean For Your Business

In business, climate change means so much more than changing temperatures. Climate change is affecting business’s bottom line and staying on top of regulations and obligations can be difficult, especially when operating globally. This webinar explores the implications of climate change in regulatory compliance, enforcement and disclosure risks, and direct effects to businesses globally. 

Our presenters specifically explore: 
• COP 21 and COP 22 
• Policy Change and Predictions 
• Carbon Offsetting 
• Cap and Trade 
• Energy Efficiency Requirements 
• Enforcement Cases

• And more… 

PRESENTERS 

Sansanee Dhanasarnsombat is a Senior EHS Regulatory Consultant at Enhesa, based in Washington, D.C. She is admitted to practice law in Thailand and New York state. Ms Dhanasarnsombat joined Enhesa in 2009 and currently focuses on Thailand, Singapore, Vietnam and the Philippines. She is also responsible for monitoring EHS policy developments at the international level under the frameworks of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). Ms. Dhanasarnsombat has written audit protocols for the aforementioned countries and some U.S. states. Prior to joining Enhesa, Ms. Dhanasarnsombat worked for Chandler and Thong-ek Law Offices Limited in Bangkok, Thailand as a Junior Associate. She also worked at the Royal Thai Embassy in Washington, D.C. as an Economic and Political Assistant. Ms. Dhanasarnsombat holds a Bachelor of Laws from Chulalongkorn University, a Master of Laws (LL.M.) in International Legal Studies from Georgetown University Law Center and an LL.M. in International Banking and Financial Law from Boston University School of Law. Her main interests are in the areas related to climate change, energy efficiencies and corporate reporting requirements.

Kim Gros is a Belgian EHS regulatory specialist working in both Enhesa’s Brussels and Washington D.C. offices. She is Enhesa’s primary regulatory expert for Belgium, keeping Enhesa clients updated on evolving regulatory requirements affecting their operations and product markets in these countries. She also covers some legal aspects of the European Union, mainly products, as well as Pennsylvania and Illinois in the U.S. Her responsibilities include monitoring regulatory changes and new developments and preparing and updating Enhesa’s database of regulatory requirements and summaries of EHS requirements as they impact industrial operations, extractive industries and consumer and industrial products. Prior to joining Enhesa, she worked at the International Law Institute, where she assisted in administering seminars for senior government officials, judges and attorneys from developing countries. She also worked at Defenders of Wildlife, where she helped draft guidelines for the National Strategy on Combating Wildlife Trafficking. Kim is a native speaker of Dutch and French and is fluent in English and Spanish. She holds a Bachelor of Laws degree, a Master’s degree in international and Belgian national public and environmental law, as well as a Master’s in notary practice, all from Ghent University. She also holds a Master’s degree in international legal studies with a specialization in environmental law from American University.

Jade Kennedy works for Enhesa as a regulatory consultant specializing in environmental, workplace health and safety regulation in Australia, New Zealand and Papua New Guinea. She holds a Bachelor of Laws/Arts degree from the University of Queensland, Australia, majoring in French and International Relations. Prior to joining Enhesa, Jade completed an internship with the United Nations Human Settlements Programme at the UN headquarters in Nairobi, Kenya, where part of her work included examining the effects of climate change on shelter availability in various regions. Jade has also completed an internship with the Queensland State Government (Australia), where she dealt extensively with legislation review and reform regarding consumer protection issues in Queensland.