Adrian King

Adrian King

Global KPMG Impact Co-Chair: ESG & Sustainability and Partner in Charge, Climate Change & Sustainability Services, Australia

Articles by Adrian King

Assurance & Risk

COP26: What actually happened?

Not everything can be captured from COP26 but five key outcomes stood out to me.

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Assurance & Risk

New International Sustainability Standards Board is a ‘game-changer’. So what are IFRS and ISSB?

The IFRS Foundation aims to put sustainability reporting on the same footing as financial reporting by establishing a sister body to the International Accounting Standards Board.

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Assurance & Risk

“Greenwashing 2.0” creates even more risk

Currently, there is a lack of consequence and impact for an organisation whose current activities constitute what I refer to as “Greenwashing 2.0”.

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Assurance & Risk

It is unequivocal. Climate change is driven by us

It is unequivocal that human influence has warmed the atmosphere, ocean, and land.

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What happens next? with Bernard Salt: Sustainability & ESG

Looking after the world we live in for future generations is not just important to communities and society at large, but to business as well. Embedding ESG, or environmental, social and governance principles into a company’s strategy is now a business imperative.

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Assurance & Risk

Is a 2050 net zero target inevitable or essential for Australia?

Australia’s current position of ‘preferably by 2050’ is likely to come under increasing pressure during 2021 due to international government regulatory changes as well as rapid changes in the private sector.

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Assurance & Risk

The decade of action: reporting the financial risks inherent in climate change and social issues

With the 2020s often termed ‘the decade of action’ there has been a shift in companies (67 percent of ASX100) linking the UN Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDG) into their business activities.

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Towards Net Zero: Disclosure of climate risk is vital to reach climate change targets

Business is a critical player in achieving the Paris climate goals and is certainly not immune from the physical effects of climate change or the impacts of transitioning to a net zero economy.

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