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Awakening a sleeping giant: the growing authority of Australia's carbon market regulator
Insight 11 Jul 2023

The enforcement powers of the Clean Energy Regulator (CER) continue to expand, and these developments have implications for numerous stakeholders across the energy, resources and carbon market sectors and beyond. ...

Embedding ESG
Insight 07 Jul 2023

Embedding environment, social, and governance (ESG) principles in day-to-day business practices is crucial for organisations aiming to address sustainability concerns and to manage their ESG risks. ...

Safeguard 2.0—managing risk under Australia's new carbon scheme
Insight 19 Jun 2023

With Australia's revamped baseline-and-credit carbon trading scheme, the Safeguard Mechanism (starting on 1 July 2023), many of Australia's large emitters—and their investors, financiers and customers—are grappling with how to comply with the scheme and manage carbon risk. ...

Recommendations for reform of Australia's Modern Slavery Act
Insight 06 Jun 2023

The recommendations for reform of Australia's Modern Slavery if adopted, will mark a substantial strengthening in Australia's efforts to combat modern slavery, as well as more onerous due diligence and reporting requirements for companies caught by the regime. ...

Australian Government locks in final details of the Safeguard Mechanism reforms
Insight 18 May 2023

The Government has released its slate of detailed subordinate legislation that will support the reformed Safeguard Mechanism scheme. This means that the Government has issued the full suite of initial Safeguard Mechanism reforms set to launch on 1 July 2023. ...

Federal Budget 2023–24: five key takeaways for general counsel
Insight 17 May 2023

Here is our take on the essential issues for General Counsel arising from the Federal Budget (Budget) 2023-24. ...

ASIC ramps up greenwashing-related regulatory interventions, targeting managed funds and ASX listed entities
Insight 16 May 2023

ASIC's latest report, ASIC's recent greenwashing interventions (the Report), outlines its recent surveillance activities and regulatory interventions to tackle misleading marketing and greenwashing. ...

How will the Nature Repair Market help your business invest in the environment?
Insight 15 May 2023

The recently introduced Nature Repair Market Bill 2023 has put nature repair projects in the spotlight, presenting an opportunity for businesses to invest in green initiatives that improve the environment. ...

Government's Safeguard Mechanism reforms get the green light
Insight 06 Apr 2023

Parliament has passed the Government's long-anticipated Safeguard Mechanism reforms following a watershed Labor-Greens deal. In this Insight, we focus on the key amendments to the Safeguard Mechanism scheme's architecture that brought the reforms over the line. ...

13 recommendations to mitigate risk in sustainability statements and greenwashing
Insight 28 Mar 2023

This Insight considers some key emerging trends in ASIC's and the ACCC's enforcement activities around greenwashing and sustainability that will be major themes in 2023. ...