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The Global Economy has a history of operating in a profit-loss bubble, unmoved by the environmental, social, and governance (ESG) consequences of its singular focus. That bubble has been slowly thinning for more than a decade, and recently, partially due to the COVID-19 Global Pandemic, it has arguably burst.

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This checklist is the result of ongoing consultations with General Counsel about how Artificial Intelligence (AI) is transforming both their business and the regulatory environment, creating unforeseen demands on corporate legal functions. Increasingly General Counsel are called upon to guide boards, c-suites, coworkers, and external stakeholders through AI-related ethical and legal risks arising from customer and supplier relations, internal operations, and regulatory action. In particular, AI requires an ethical and governance framework that is supported at board level and across the business.

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