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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Ground zero

Big investors are calling for proof that companies are taking real steps toward net-zero carbon emissions. We canvas opinion on how to transition economies and organisations amid uncertainty over tech...

APRA, ACSI issue new guidance on climate risk

New policy guidance from APRA and ACSI shows boards how to better manage climate risks and opportunities as part of their governance frameworks. Directors are also warned that those who fall short on ...

Resolution Rethink

New research shows investor pressure is mounting for greater transparency on climate-related identification and management - a cautionary sign that directors should heed.

The world of Worley

A global professional services provider in the energy, chemicals and resources sector, Worley has undergone a quiet strategic pivot, repositioning itself for the massive sustainability challenges ahea...

Sustainability is the key to Wesfarmers' success

Wesfarmers Limited managing director and CEO Rob Scott on how the diverse group plans to achieve its ambitious sustainability goals and shareholder returns.

Managing climate risk for directors

ASIC Commissioner Cathie Armour says disclosing and managing climate-related risk is a key director responsibility.

Climate change now an opportunity, not a threat: AICD roundtable

Climate change was once seen by energy companies and others as a threat to business. Now, according to senior directors who spoke at a recent AICD roundtable hosted by The Australian, the tide has shi...

UK and NZ lead way on mandatory climate risk disclosures

In recent months the UK and NZ governments have announced regimes for mandatory climate-related financial disclosures, with the Biden administration expected to follow suit this year in the US. These ...

Why climate change risk hasn't gone away

Analysis by MinterEllison on corporate climate change risk reporting should be a wake-up call for companies that have not improved their disclosure in 2020, says special counsel Sarah Barker.

Sentiment bounces back despite COVID-19 economic uncertainty crisis: Director Sentiment Index

The latest Director Sentiment Index (DSI) has revealed a jump in director sentiment, despite the on-going economic uncertainty triggered by COVID-19.
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