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.


Why cutting your carbon footprint should be on the board agenda for every board of directors

As the need to decarbonise the planet intensifies, Green Building Council of Australia CEO Romilly Madew is ready to take the built environment to the next level. Here's what all board directors need ...

Is the disclosure of climate change risk on your Board’s agenda?

Last month the Government issued its response to the 2017 Senate Economics Reference Committee report Carbon risk: a burning issue . In its response, the Government outlined its view that law reform i...

Tools of Change

With climate change high on the risk register, directors need effective tools to assess the potential impacts and ensure the appropriate management processes are in place to protect their business. Do...

ASIC on the ‘significantly less tumultuous’ AGM season

The regulator shares its appraisal and recommendations following the 2017 Annual General Meeting (AGM) season, which shone a spotlight on board diversity and director accountability through ‘against’ ...

Risk management and climate change

BHP Billiton Vice President (Environment and Climate Change) Dr Fiona Wild MAICD discusses how boards should prepare their organisations for the risks posed by climate change.

Why it Pays Boards to Think Sustainably

Boards can no longer delay planning to transition to a low-carbon future given the increasing prudential risk, warns the Australian Prudential Regulatory Authority.

Left behind

James Dunn examines stranded assets in the context of climate change and beyond and outlines the key factors directors should be considering.


This month’s highlights from our Governance Leadership Centre where we showcase research from around the world.

Insight: Heating up climate change disclosures

Kerry Hicks from the AICD Governance Leadership Centre explores the Financial Stability Board’s recommendations on responding to climate change.

Institutional investors using influence to strengthen climate-change governance

The world’s largest fund manager’s decision to publish specific voting information puts boards on notice over ESG risks.
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