Adrian King

Adrian King

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

Articles by Adrian King

ESG

Five actions business can take to respond to the new era of climate policy

The 2022 federal election ushered in a new era of Australian climate policy. With a firm commitment to increased ambition on mitigating climate change

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Financial Services

How are Australian Banks progressing on climate-related disclosures?

Banks are increasingly in danger of serious climate-related losses by 2050 unless action is taken to curb climate-related physical risks

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ESG

The evidence is clear: the time for action is now. We can halve emissions by 2030

The International Panel on Climate Change’s (IPCC) Sixth Assessment Report (AR6) Working Group III (WG III) brings our choices into rather stark relief – it is ‘now or never’ if,…

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ESG

Time for action on climate is quickly fading. We must choose to respond.

This report tells us we are positioned at a rapidly closing crossroad; where we need to find a way to live in a manner that is harmonious with nature and the environment.

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ESG

COP26: What actually happened?

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

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ESG

Why is the outcome of COP26 important?

COP26 has kept 1.5°C alive, just.

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ESG

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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ESG

“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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ESG

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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