Adrian King

Adrian King

Partner in Charge, Climate Change & Sustainability

Articles by Adrian King

Social Impact

Why I am calling for climate action today: but not just for today

To prevent climate change we need both a global ambition and an action plan.

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Business & Economy

Transitioning to a low carbon future: Budget 2019 has little to offer

The budget attempts to have something for everyone, but those waiting for a strong signal about Australia’s response to climate change will again be disappointed.

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Financial Services

Climate change: The effects have already arrived for insurers

Climate experts predict that this intensity of extreme weather events is likely to become the norm, with raging wildfires and heatwaves also increasing losses.

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Social Impact

Responsible investing or best returns? You can have both

All businesses, and therefore all investments, have an impact on people and the planet, both positive and negative. Responsible investing seeks to minimise the negative effects generated by business and promote positive impacts, ultimately delivering a healthier economy, society and environment and underpinning a stronger investment outcome.

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Social Impact

Climate change: a long term issue but are you ready for 30 June 2018?

Two and a half years on from the Paris Climate Accord, investors are increasingly demanding transparency on climate related risks and opportunities.

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Assurance & Risk

Reporting on the Sustainable Development Goals: What does good look like?

Some 40 percent of the world’s largest companies are referencing the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in their corporate reporting.

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Social Impact

Human Rights and the financial risk of climate change a low priority for Australia’s top companies.

Corporate responsibility (CR) reporting is now standard for large and mid-cap companies across the world – but Australia’s performance is plateauing, and needs to improve

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Social Impact

Climate change is real and no announcement will bring it to a sudden and permanent halt

Do not make the mistake of thinking that any one presidential decision will bring global climate action to a sudden and permanent halt. It will not. It is too late for that. The world is still moving towards a zero net carbon future and we all need to be ready for that.

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Social Impact

Has the US election thrown a spanner in the climate works?

The morning after the US election, the International Emissions Trading Association (IETA) held a briefing at COP22 to discuss how the result might affect both US climate policy and the…

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