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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The economic impact of farm drought in rural Australia

Drought is a recurring feature of rural life in Australia, but its increased frequency may require a policy rethink.

ASIC report on climate risk disclosure

In the first review of its kind in Australia, ASIC has recently released the results of their examination of climate risk disclosure by listed companies [Report 593].

Pay attention to climate change risk and opportunity

Board of directors should consider reviewing their governance, strategy, risk management and metrics as climate risk integration becomes mainstream.

Climate-related disclosures on governance horizon

Task Force for Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD) provides recommendations that keep investors up to date on risks.

Swiftly changing business environment throws up new CSR challenges

Dealing with long-standing CSR issues no longer enough as emerging issues grow in importance.

Are you across the UN General Assembly's 17 Sustainable Business Goals?

Business as usual is starting to look different as organisations rethink their corporate strategy. Can the UN General Assembly's 17 Sustainable Development Goals really change the world?

ASIC speaks up on climate change risks

On 18 June, John Price, Commissioner of the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC), presented a keynote address on the question of climate risk at the Centre for Policy Development. H...

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...
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