Adrian King

Adrian King

Partner in Charge, Climate Change & Sustainability

Articles by Adrian King

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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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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Responsible investment outperforms during COVID-19

The Q1 results are clear; despite trillions of dollars being wiped off the market, globally, ESG funds simply lost less.

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The risks posed by a changing climate are real, systemic and accelerating: business needs to report them

Expectations that businesses need to act to minimise their contribution to potential future climate change have increased.

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Assurance & Risk

Has COVID-19 killed responsible investment?

Whilst we are still in the early days, initial indications from the capital markets show ESG investments are performing at least as well as mainstream funds and new capital is continuing to flow into ESG investments.

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Social Impact

Too good to throw away: why the circular economy matters

The circular economy is about working with governments and businesses to help them suck every molecule of value from finite resources.

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Assurance & Risk

Climate risk reporting: a vital part of business sustainability

Increasingly investors, regulators, and other major stakeholders are demanding organisations to report their exposure to climate-related financial risks.

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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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