BNEF: Climate Lawsuits – An Existential Risk to Fossil Fuel Firms?

Published 26 Sep 2019

As I fly in to New York for Climate Week (I know, flight-shame, more on that later), I have been reading about the bankruptcy of Purdue Pharma. Over the past 20 years the company has been hit with over 2,600 lawsuits because of the central role its Oxycontin painkiller played in the opioid crisis sweeping the United States.