Climate Change

Climate strategy 3.0: taking climate seriously as a central part of business strategy

The implications are clear – organisations need to lift both the sophistication and urgency of their thinking about how climate will impact on business strategy.

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“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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A human rights approach to climate action. A sustainable, people-centred pathway forward.

While human rights may not immediately spring to mind when we think about climate change, the two are inextricably linked.

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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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Mitigating carbon leakage – how the new carbon borders will change the game for high carbon exports

Ahead of the global climate summit in Glasgow the European Commission tabled far‑reaching and innovative carbon reforms aimed at meeting its goal of reducing EU emissions by 55 percent as early as 2030.

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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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Demand increases for ESG investments; returns do not have to be sacrificed for environmental and social benefit

Our survey shows that ESG funds outperform non–ESG funds adding to the now well accepted statement that investment returns do not have to be sacrificed for environmental and social benefit

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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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Let’s “pivot” on climate change and decarbonisation

Today is World Environment Day. Over recent months, many of us have spent more time in our home surroundings. With more time to reflect, I hope we better appreciate the importance of our environment and reflect on sustainability and our interaction with our ecosystem.

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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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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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