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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Left behind

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

Insight

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.

Interview: Jerry Maycock

Christopher Niesche speaks to the Chair of AGL about renewable energy, market disruption and the need for greater clarity on executive remuneration.

Climate change

James Dunn outlines the growing threats posed by climate change risk and explains why directors must make it an integral part of their duty of care.

5 top global risks in 2017

In an interconnected world shocks can spread swiftly and with devastating impact. A new World Economic Forum Report, based on a survey of experts, ranks the top global risks that could shake your orga...
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