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Deciphering the Australian sustainable finance taxonomy
Insight 14 Jun 2024

As capital and debt sources continue to diversify and decarbonisation becomes entrenched in corporate decision-making, Australia's first sustainable finance taxonomy (the Taxonomy) will be a critical tool in the global push towards sustainable development. ...

Nature-related risks should be at the top of the boardroom agenda: key steps directors should take to manage these risks
Insight 14 Jun 2024

Nature-related risks and opportunities have fast become a hot topic of discussion in Australian boardrooms. Investors have warned that boards and executives need to be upskilled on nature-related risks to be ready for what is to come. ...

Switzerland found to have contravened European Convention on Human Rights in responding to climate change
Insight 13 Jun 2024

The European Court of Human Rights (the ECHR) has recently delivered a decision concerning the human rights impacts of climate change in Verein KlimaSeniorinnen Schweiz and Others v Switzerland (European Court of Human Rights, Grand Chamber, Application No 53600/20, 9 April 2024) (Verein). ...

A new era of environmental governance: national agencies and tougher penalties
Insight 07 Jun 2024

Following announcements in April about next steps in the Federal Government's 'Nature Positive' reforms (see our previous Insight here), three Bills have been tabled in Parliament to implement Stage 2 of the three stages of amendments to the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1 ...

Mandatory human rights due diligence in the mainstream – what the CS3D means for companies
Insight 23 May 2024

The EU Corporate Sustainability Due Diligence Directive (CS3D) has been approved by the EU Council and EU Parliament and is expected to be formally adopted in coming months. The CS3D will establish a due diligence standard on sustainability issues and create potential legal liability for in-scope co ...

Key findings from the Infrastructure Investment Monitor
Insight 15 May 2024

A lot can change in a short time, particularly in infrastructure, and staying on top of those changes can be a challenge.Each year, Allens and Infrastructure Partnerships Australia co-author the Infrastructure Investment Monitor—a review of the investment trends in the infrastructure landscape—and ...

Second stage of EPBC Act reforms announced: draft legislation expected shortly
Insight 18 Apr 2024

Draft legislation is expected to be introduced into Parliament in the coming weeks to create two new national independent bodies: Environment Protection Australia and Environment Information Australia. ...

Recent developments in employment law
Insight 17 Apr 2024

The latest issues, decisions and proposed changes impacting business and workplace risk. ...

Key steps to prepare for the fifth edition of the ASX Corporate Governance Principles and Recommendations
Insight 12 Apr 2024

The ASX Corporate Governance Council (the Council) recently published the Consultation Draft for a fifth edition of the ASX Corporate Governance Principles and Recommendations (the Recommendations). ...

The expectation of continuous improvement in combating modern slavery
Insight 09 Apr 2024

There is an expectation that businesses demonstrate continuous improvement in their response to modern slavery and reporting under Australia's Modern Slavery Act 2018 (Cth) (the MSA). ...