E.U. Takes Lead on AI and Climate Change Via ESG Regulation

European governments are proactively pushing environmental, social and governance (ESG) mandates and AI is a classic ESG issue, according to Gibson Dunn partner Robert Spano. AI involves social matters, such as predictive behavioral analytics, live capturing of biometric information and efforts to trigger emotional vulnerabilities. This article distills insights delivered by Spano and partner Lori Zyskowski on recent E.U. ESG and AI developments and the impact on U.S. businesses. See our two-part series: “Making Sense of Evolving Regulations, Recent Enforcement Efforts and Antitrust Claims as to ESG Investing in the U.S. and E.U.” (May 10, 2023), and “How to Navigate the Rough Waters and Turning Tides of U.S. States’ Anti-ESG Movement and Europe’s Pro-ESG Measures” (May 31, 2023).

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