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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
ASIC on the ‘significantly less tumultuous’ AGM season
14 February 2018 | Steph D'Souza
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
31 January 2018
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
24 January 2018
Boards can no longer delay planning to transition to a low-carbon future given the increasing prudential risk, warns the Australian Prudential Regulatory Authority.
1 September 2017 | James Dunn
James Dunn examines stranded assets in the context of climate change and beyond and outlines the key factors directors should be considering.
1 September 2017 | James Dunn
This month’s highlights from our Governance Leadership Centre where we showcase research from around the world.
Insight: Heating up climate change disclosures
1 August 2017 | Kerry Hicks
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
28 July 2017 | Tony Featherstone
The world’s largest fund manager’s decision to publish specific voting information puts boards on notice over ESG risks.
Interview: Jerry Maycock
1 July 2017 | Christopher Niesche
Christopher Niesche speaks to the Chair of AGL about renewable energy, market disruption and the need for greater clarity on executive remuneration.
1 May 2017 | James Dunn
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
8 February 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...
Economy and society and sustainability