Climate Change

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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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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The greening of bonds. Good news for investors & climate change

Climate bonds need to be measured against rigorous, transparent and objective standards – otherwise their issuers will be accused of ‘green-washing’

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Energy efficiency: an indispensable piece in the climate change puzzle

There is an ever-growing focus on the need and benefits of energy efficiency and the critical role it can play in the energy transition.

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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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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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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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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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Imaginary beasts, carrots and sticks, climate change is not a dream. Will the Finkel Review wake us up?

The Finkel Review is well and truly out and the protagonists are limbering up for a tedious sequel to the climate war. Chi Mun Woo argues why we need more than discussion on climate change

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Finkel resets Australia’s energy future with compelling blueprint

The Finkel Report is being lauded as a ‘once in a generation’ energy review. Let’s not waste this opportunity. This is not a report that can go on the shelf.

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