On November 10, whistleblower attorney Stephen M. Kohn, founding partner of Kohn, Kohn & Colapinto LLP and Chairman at the National Whistleblower Center, will be speaking at Georgetown University’s ECo Talks Series discussing the issue of Blowing the Whistle on International Climate Corruption.
ECo Talks, which are presented by Georgetown’s Earth Commons, “bring together experts, thought leaders, and innovators to explore the most pressing challenges facing our environment and to showcase transformative initiatives and research shaping our world.
Kohn’s talk will explore how whistleblower laws can be leveraged to fight climate corruption. Industries that have played a major role in climate change via polluting emissions, waste production, and drilling have historically been facilitators of corruption internationally.
Using the United States’ transnational whistleblower laws, the Dodd-Frank Act and the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), whistleblowers can come forward on Environmental Social and Governance (ESG) violations such as price gouging and misreporting as well as other forms of fraud and corruption linked to environmental damage.
“Using the highly effective transnational whistleblower laws is an essential tool for combating environmental crimes and mitigating climate change.” Kohn remarks. “Whistleblowers can put teeth into corporate and environmental accountability, holding polluters liable for fraud.”
The talk is open to the public and will take place in Georgetown’s Arrupe Multipurpose Hall from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.EST.
Virtual attendance is possible via Zoom. Join here: https://georgetown.zoom.us/j/93082466514