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.


Sentiment plummets amidst COVID-19 crisis: Director Sentiment Index

Sentiment has plummeted to its lowest level since the inception of the survey in 2011, with only two per cent of directors expecting the Australian economy to be strong in the coming year.

Ways to shift to a net zero carbon emissions future

Anna Skarbek, CEO of ClimateWorks, says companies should be setting goals towards carbon neutrality. Here are companies committed to targeting zero carbon by 2050.

Coming to terms with the global climate crisis

Directors are being urged to prioritise governing climate risk, which requires a rethink of an organisation's strategy, risk and future-proofing plans.

Climate change: what's your mindset?

Understanding the six different mindsets, attitudes and beliefs on climate change can help directors better frame conversations in the boardroom.

7 targets to help manage Australia's waste crisis

Two years since China banned imports of plastic recyclables, transitioning towards a circular economy could be the change Australia needs to adjust to a less wasteful future.

Is your organisation's climate risk management up to scratch?

Regulators will be watching for climate-related disclosures in the finance sector, write Travers McLeod and Sam Hurley from the Centre for Policy Development.

5 takeaways from the 2020 AGS

The Australian Governance Summit 2020 was the biggest ever, attracting an audience of more than 1500 directors and business and not-for-profit leaders and airing concerns on important issues impacting...

Qantas chair Richard Goyder AO says climate should be front of mind for boards

Chair of Qantas and Woodside Petroleum, Richard Goyder AO, says now is the time for boards to step it up, challenge decision-making and help management do its job.

The big issues facing directors in 2020

Following an uncertain and volatile 2019, directors can’t be blamed for hoping things will pick up as 2020 and the new decade unfolds. However, life in the boardroom may be just as challenging or even...

Why directors can’t ignore climate risk

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.
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