Stuart Bruce, senior associate in the International Arbitration Practice at Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP, has recently joined the International Chamber of Commerce’s (ICC) Energy and Environment Commission.
The ICC is the world’s largest business organisation with a network of over six million members in more than 100 countries. The ICC works to promote international trade, responsible business conduct and a global approach to regulation through a mix of advocacy and standard-setting activities, along with dispute resolution services. Its members include many of the world’s largest companies, SMEs, business associations and local chambers of commerce.
The ICC’s Commissions are international consensus-based forums composed of world business experts from around the ICC network. The 12 Commissions provide vehicles for policy development, rule-making and representing ICC positions at major international institutions.
The ICC Commission on Energy and Environment addresses major global environmental, energy, sustainability and climate-change issues relevant to world business, and develops multi-sectoral business tools to help business work towards sustainable, inclusive economic growth and responsible business conduct in line with the UN climate goals and Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The ICC is the UNFCCC Focal Point for global business, hosts the annual SDG Business Forum and in 2016 was granted Observer Status at the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA), the first time a private sector organisation has been admitted formally into the United Nations system.
At the same time, Mr. Bruce also joins the ICC United Kingdom Committee on Energy and Environment, a national platform for the coordination of country specific business positions in collaboration with government, academia, think tanks and other business organisations. An experienced legal practitioner with a solid background in sustainability, Mr. Bruce is expected to become another UK champion at the ICC Commission, as well as a strong voice to support the ICC United Kingdom’s direct advocacy efforts throughout major international forums.
Mr. Bruce commented:
“There are exceptional opportunities for business, government and society to work together to advance and achieve global energy and environment imperatives. I am greatly looking forward to the opportunity to help forge stronger ties between the global Commission and UK Committee for the benefit of the ICC’s members, my firm’s clients and the broader community.”