Climate change: targeting net zero

Climate change is one of the defining issues of our generation. 

It goes to the core of organisational strategy and holds potential to influence the flow of capital. Increasing scrutiny around corporate governance and disclosure expectations relating to the management of climate risks, together with individuals who believe their rights have been directly impacted by climate-induced physical phenomena, puts climate change high on the radar. 

There is no ‘one size fits all’ approach to navigating the risks and opportunities climate change presents as the country continues on the pathway scientists agree is needed: net zero by 2050.

Organisations will need to uniquely establish robust governance frameworks, provide accurate and relevant information to the market, and be open to change as the landscape evolves.

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Thinking differently

The 'Say On Climate' - what do boards need to know?

There are a number of factors that boards will need to carefully consider in assessing whether a 'Say on Climate' is appropriate for their company.

How to establish and embed leading ESG practices

Assisting boards, senior executives, in-house counsel, sustainability teams, and risk and compliance leaders to act as strategic partners within their organisations as it shapes its ESG agenda.

'Below baseline' crediting scheme to go ahead

The Federal Government has earmarked $280 million in its Budget 2021 for the roll-out of a 'below baseline' crediting scheme. We briefly consider what this means for large emitters.

Key developments for APRA-regulated entities in managing climate risks

Recently released guidance re-emphasises the need for banks, superannuation trustees, insurers and other organisations to respond to (and appropriately manage) financial risks associated with climate change.

Climate change litigation in Australia

The time is now for in-house counsel and sustainability teams to be aware of the growing risk of litigation in Australia and the wider global trends shaping the legal landscape.

Capturing the hydrogen opportunity

Australia's hydrogen industry is expected to contribute at least $11 billion to the national economy and generate around 7,600 job by 2050. We look at the opportunities and how to move forward.

Five steps for stronger climate governance, disclosure and compliance

The time is ripe for publicly listed companies to establish robust climate change governance and disclosure frameworks, and to ensure those frameworks are supported by effective implementation and ongoing review.

A growing tide? Climate change proceedings against Federal Treasury

We assess the significance of the recent (and world-first) proceedings against the Australian Government, and outline the questions your organisation and its boards should consider in response.

Five ways to deliver on carbon reduction targets

As we move towards a carbon-constrained future and electricity prices rise, companies are increasingly looking for ways to deliver on their carbon reduction commitments.

Climate change is putting governance to the test

It is imperative for directors to reflect on what climate-related risks and opportunities mean for their fiduciary duties, and to take prudent steps to safeguard their organisations.

A climate change guide for legal and compliance teams

Understanding how climate change impacts strategic business decisions is now as complex as it is essential. This guide equips you with essential information in relation to the various areas of climate change law.