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Climate change: targeting net zero

Climate change is one of the defining issues of our generation. 

It goes to the core of organisational strategy and holds potential to influence the flow of capital. Increasing scrutiny around corporate governance and disclosure expectations relating to the management of climate risks, together with individuals who believe their rights have been directly impacted by climate-induced physical phenomena, puts climate change high on the radar. 

There is no ‘one size fits all’ approach to navigating the risks and opportunities climate change presents as the country continues on the pathway scientists agree is needed: net zero by 2050.

Organisations will need to uniquely establish robust governance frameworks, provide accurate and relevant information to the market, and be open to change as the landscape evolves.

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Thinking differently

Climate change litigation in Australia

The time is now for in-house counsel and sustainability teams to be aware of the growing risk of litigation in Australia and to be abreast of the wider global trends shaping the legal landscape.

Capturing the hydrogen opportunity

Australia's hydrogen industry is expected to contribute at least $11 billion to the national economy and generate around 7,600 job by 2050. This presents an enormous opportunity for Australian business. Our latest guide aims to help understand the opportunities and how to move forward.

Five steps for stronger climate governance, disclosure and compliance

The last few years have seen a dramatic expansion of governance and disclosure expectations in relation to climate change risks. The time is ripe for publicly listed companies to establish robust climate change governance and disclosure frameworks, and to ensure those frameworks are supported by effective implementation and ongoing review. Read how.

A growing tide? Climate change proceedings against Federal Treasury

In a first-of-its-kind action worldwide, representative proceedings were issued against the Australian Government for allegedly failing to disclose to investors the climate change risks attached to sovereign bonds. We assess the significance of these proceedings and outline the key questions your organisation and its Board should be asking to navigate the risks and opportunities.

Five ways to deliver on carbon reduction targets

As we move towards a carbon-constrained future and electricity prices rise, companies are increasingly looking for ways to deliver on their carbon reduction commitments, including purchasing electricity from renewable sources, managing their exposure to changing electricity prices and supporting carbon reduction initiatives.

Climate change is putting governance to the test

It is a financial imperative to actively navigate the risks and opportunities that the carbon transition presents. The impetus is now here for directors to reflect on what climate-related risks and opportunities mean for their fiduciary duties, and to take prudent steps to safeguard their organisations.

A climate change guide for legal and compliance teams

Understanding how climate change impacts strategic business decisions is now as complex as it is essential. This guide equips you with essential information in relation to the various areas of climate change law.