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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Australian regulators welcome global sustainability standards push

Australian regulators have largely supported the announcement made at the Glasgow UN COP26 Global Summit on Climate Change that the International Financial Reporting Standards Foundation will establis...

What’s next? BHP chair Ken MacKenzie FAICD on the road ahead

Climate change and recovery after the pandemic are two of the top issues facing directors today and the BHP board and management have made them a focus, BHP chair Ken MacKenzie FAICD told the AICD in ...

Climate change and boards: The road ahead in 2022

Navigating climate change is a major challenge for boards and directors. Here’s how Business Council of Australia president and Transurban director Tim Reed GAICD sees the road ahead in 2022 and...

Director Sentiment buoyant despite post-pandemic challenges|Director Sentiment Index 2H21

Directors are optimistic about the economy, but directors have identified key challenges for the post-pandemic recovery, according to the AICD’s latest Director Sentiment Index.

Climate Governance Initiative Australia – COP26 Statement

The Australian chapter of the Climate Governance Initiative has today joined international directors in calling for boards to place climate transition at the heart of corporate strategy. 

What is COP26 and why is it important?: A Primer on the Glasgow Conference

With COP26 discussions underway, AICD Chief Economist Mark Thirlwell MAICD looks at what’s at stake and what it means for the global economy. Register today for our LinkedIn Live discussi...

No time to waste

Global governance trends are adding momentum to the need for climate response. Aside from rising existential risks, several other forces are driving the need for directors to respond.

How to… govern for climate change

It’s the risk that disrupts business as usual. AICD’s new essential director’s guide developed in collaboration with MinterEllison provides practical guidance to help boards build ca...

Climate risk governance guide

Climate risk is no longer an issue facing select sectors, but a standing item on many board agendas. To assist directors address climate change governance, the AICD has developed a practical guide in ...
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