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What does COP26 mean for Australian business?
Insight 02 Dec 2021

The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) recently concluded its 26th Conference of Parties to the Paris Agreement (COP26) in Glasgow, which placed a major spotlight on climate issues. Together with the Glasgow Climate Pact, a suite of announcements signal important changes and opportunities. In this Insight we unpack some of the key outcomes from COP26 and what they mean for Australian businesses. ...

A tale of two OAIC investigations – privacy implications for the use of facial recognition technology
Insight 23 Nov 2021

Determinations issued by the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner (OAIC) following two recent investigations against 7-Eleven and Clearview AI, reinforce a global trend of growing regulatory scrutiny of the use of facial recognition technology by private sector organisations, and follows Facebook's recent decision to shut down its facial recognition system. ...

Emerging ESG disputes risks and key mitigation strategies
Insight 16 Nov 2021

Pressure is emerging from multiple angles – regulation, investors, employees and communities – to have a proactive approach to ESG issues. In this Insight, we highlight current trends in ESG disputes and outline the key strategies companies should be implementing right now to mitigate ESG disputes risk. ...

The growing importance of ESG due diligence
Insight 16 Nov 2021

Environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues are a major focus of many companies, their stakeholders and regulators. Companies are exploring how to embrace the opportunities that may arise from a well-executed ESG strategy and navigate the risks that ESG issues present, particularly in a period of evolving laws and standards, stakeholder expectations and shareholder activism. ...

What strategies should you implement to mitigate ESG disputes risk?
Insight 16 Nov 2021

We are seeing an upward trend in disputes exposure for companies across the ESG remedy ecosystem. And not just about climate change. In this video, our cross-sector experts outline current trends and the different types of ESG disputes that could arise both now and in the future; discuss potential causes of action and allegations; and provide the top five strategies you can implement right now to mitigate your ESG disputes risk. ...

What is ESG diligence and why is it relevant?
Insight 16 Nov 2021

A company's ESG credentials can have a material impact on its long-term performance and valuation. In this video, our cross-sector experts provide the real and potential ESG due diligence traps for organisations; highlight best practices for ESG diligence on investments and acquisitions; and outline some thoughts on steps to be taking once the deal is done.   ...

How to embed ESG best practice
Insight 16 Nov 2021

How an organisation defines and measures success in the coming decade will be inextricably linked to its Environment, Social and Governance (ESG) performance. In this Video, our cross-sector experts provide: a top-line summary of ESG principles, who does this affect, and the key priorities business should be focussing on now to get their ESG agenda right. ...

Protection of cultural heritage and FPIC
Insight 11 Nov 2021

As part of the increasing focus on Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) in Australia and overseas, there is a spotlight on the principle of 'free, prior and informed consent' (FPIC) in the context of Indigenous engagement and protection of cultural heritage. ...

Privacy Act reforms: a new Online Privacy Code
Insight 08 Nov 2021

In late October, the Attorney-General's Department released a long-awaited Exposure Draft of the Privacy Legislation Amendment (Enhancing Online Privacy and Other Measures) Bill (Online Privacy Bill) to amend the Privacy Act 1988 (Privacy Act). ...

Captive to no one: Australian Government releases its Ransomware Action Plan
Insight 18 Oct 2021

The Department for Home Affairs has released the Australian Government's Ransomware Action Plan (the Plan). This development forms part of the Government's Cyber Strategy and is the latest in a series of actions taken by the Government to combat the escalating threat of ransomware and extortion. ...