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What's on the horizon for business and human rights – 2023 themes and 2024 predictions
Insight 15 Feb 2024

The focus on businesses' obligations regarding human rights has grown considerably in recent years. In this Insight, we identify some of the central business and human rights themes from 2023, and set out our predictions for the year ahead. ...

Mandatory climate-related financial reporting: business implications of the draft legislation
Insight 14 Feb 2024

On 12 January 2024, the Federal Government released the exposure draft of the Treasury Laws Amendment Bill: Climate-related financial disclosure. In this Insight, we explain key elements of the Draft Legislation, including areas of uncertainty that have been raised in submissions to government. ...

Allens advises Great Barrier Reef Foundation on investment to protect reef biodiversity
News 07 Dec 2023

The investment will help fund the development of an innovative method of calculating the value of coral reef biodiversity, which is expected to stimulate a market for nature rehabilitation and spur ...

Nine-year check-in: Draft Binding Treaty on Business and Human Rights
Insight 27 Nov 2023

For nearly a decade, a United Nations working group has been debating and negotiating the scope and content of a proposed binding treaty on business and human rights. If agreed and ratified, the treaty will represent a major leap forward in the regulation of business human rights. ...

ESG and funds management
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Webinar: ESG and funds management: lessons from the UK and Europe ...

A net-zero emissions electricity system: how do we get there?
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Webinar: A net-zero emissions electricity system: how do we get there? ...

How to establish and embed leading ESG practices
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Assisting boards, senior executives, in-house counsel, sustainability teams, and risk and compliance leaders to act as strategic partners within their organisations as they shape their ESG agenda. ...

Financing sustainability – a guide to green and sustainable finance in Australia
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One of the most significant developments in the loan markets over the past year or so has been the rapid increase in the use of green and sustainable financing products. These include sustainability-linked loans, green loans, social loans ...

Seizing opportunities in the energy transition
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Transitioning Australia's electricity generation system from fossil fuels to renewables, in tandem with reducing emissions across all sectors of the economy, presents both a formidable challenge and a real opportunity. Australia's future will be shaped by this transition. ...

Financing the climate transition: ESG strategy and sustainable financing
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Webinar: Financing the climate transition: ESG strategy and sustainable financing ...

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