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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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Governance Leadership Centre
Why directors can’t ignore climate risk
14 January 2020 | Angus Armour FAICD
We have seen the catastrophic consequences of climate change this summer. We can’t ignore scientists who tell us the unprecedented bushfire severity is due to the effects of global warming.
Key themes from the 2019 Essential Director Update
30 October 2019 | Christopher Niesche
From corporate culture, to D&O insurance, to regulatory compliance, here's everything directors need to know from the 2019 Essential Director Update.
Boards urged to act now on climate change
30 October 2019 | Narelle Hooper MAICD
Following the 2019 Climate Action Summit, directors, government and the community are being urged to take immediate action to tackle climate change.
Health and Community
Australian Governance Summit
Director sentiment drops to a three year low
24 October 2019
Director sentiment drops to a three year low as over 60 per cent of directors expect weakened economic conditions over the next 12 months.
Advocacy and policy
Economy and society and sustainability
Highlights of Essential Director Update 2019
9 October 2019
This year’s Essential Director Update launched in Sydney last week to a record audience of 2,500. Graham Bradley AM FAICD, currently Non-Executive Chairman of GrainCorp, HSBC Bank Australia...
Updated ASIC guidance on climate change disclosure
10 September 2019
ASIC has updated its existing regulatory guidance to address the disclosure of climate change related risks and opportunities.
How do we fix Australia's waste crisis?
1 August 2019
It will take more than local councils banning plastic bags to fix the national waste crisis, says Gabrielle Upton. Should the federal government implement a new waste management policy?
Health and Community
Is your organisation prepared for climate risk?
1 May 2019 | Dominic Rolfe
Property group Stockland altered its governance processes to allow for the continuous monitoring and assessment of climate risk. What steps should your board take?
3 major areas of concern for climate risk in Australia
1 May 2019 | Narelle Hooper MAICD
Climate change is becoming an increasingly urgent issue for boards, but how will this threat affect your organisation's strategy, finance and governance?
Director sentiment plummets
18 April 2019
The confidence of Australia’s company directors is at its lowest point in over two years according to the latest Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD) Director Sentiment Index (DSI).