Topic: Climate change

Climate change is a change in the statistical distribution of weather patterns when that change lasts for an extended period of time (i.e., decades to millions of years). Climate change may refer to a change in average weather conditions, or in the time variation of weather around longer-term average conditions (i.e., more or fewer extreme weather events). Climate change is caused by factors such as biotic processes, variations in solar radiation received by Earth, plate tectonics, and volcanic eruptions. Certain human activities have also been identified as significant causes of recent climate change, often referred to as global warming.

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How to… govern for climate change

It’s the risk that disrupts business as usual. AICD’s new essential director’s guide developed in collaboration with MinterEllison provides practical guidance to help boards build ca...

New frontiers in climate activism

Recent developments demonstrate that climate change-related activism is no longer primarily the domain of ‘retail’ activist groups and that there has been a noticeable increase in institut...

Climate risk governance guide

Climate risk is no longer an issue facing select sectors, but a standing item on many board agendas. To assist directors address climate change governance, the AICD has developed a practical guide in ...

What the law reveals about our ethics

The law can be seen as a reflection of our ethics, so it’s interesting to look at recent legal developments and consider how they might be shifting the ‘ethical goalposts’. Here, ethics expert and for...

Ground zero

Big investors are calling for proof that companies are taking real steps toward net-zero carbon emissions. We canvas opinion on how to transition economies and organisations amid uncertainty over tech...

APRA, ACSI issue new guidance on climate risk

New policy guidance from APRA and ACSI shows boards how to better manage climate risks and opportunities as part of their governance frameworks. Directors are also warned that those who fall short on ...

Resolution Rethink

New research shows investor pressure is mounting for greater transparency on climate-related identification and management - a cautionary sign that directors should heed.

The world of Worley

A global professional services provider in the energy, chemicals and resources sector, Worley has undergone a quiet strategic pivot, repositioning itself for the massive sustainability challenges ahea...

Sustainability is the key to Wesfarmers' success

Wesfarmers Limited managing director and CEO Rob Scott on how the diverse group plans to achieve its ambitious sustainability goals and shareholder returns.

Managing climate risk for directors

ASIC Commissioner Cathie Armour says disclosing and managing climate-related risk is a key director responsibility.
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