Task Force on Climate-Related Financial Disclosures disbanded

ROSE MARY PETRASS  |  WEDNESDAY, 27 DEC 2023  |  NEWS
The Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD) has officially fulfilled its remit and disbanded.

Northern Trust pulled up for greenwashing

ROSE MARY PETRASS  |  THURSDAY, 21 DEC 2023  |  NEWS
Northern Trust Asset Management Australia has paid just shy of $30,000 over allegations of greenwashing.

Two Aussie states ramp up climate ambitions to attract investment

ROSE MARY PETRASS  |  TUESDAY, 19 DEC 2023  |  NEWS
Queensland is set to legislate a 75% emission reduction by 2035 as Western Australia seeks to attract investment in decarbonisation projects as part of its net zero by 2050 target.

Climate Change Authority releases ACCU and NGERS reviews

ROSE MARY PETRASS  |  TUESDAY, 19 DEC 2023  |  NEWS
The Albanese government has received the final reports of two reviews into the National Greenhouse and Energy Reporting (NGER) Scheme and the Carbon Credits (Carbon Farming Initiative) Act 2011.

Preparing for mandatory climate reporting: Energetics

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  THURSDAY, 14 DEC 2023  |  NEWS
In 2024, business will need to focus on the strength of their climate change response, with mandatory climate disclosures legislation on the horizon.

ACCC issues greenwashing guidance

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  THURSDAY, 14 DEC 2023  |  NEWS
Consumer watchdog releases final guidance on greenwashing while flagging that emissions and offsetting claims are in the spotlight next year.

ACSI updates voting guidelines

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  THURSDAY, 14 DEC 2023  |  NEWS
Cyber security, worker safety and nature and biodivdersity expectations are on the list of the ACSI Governance Guidelines.

COP28 key outcomes: what it means for finance

ROSE MARY PETRASS, RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  THURSDAY, 14 DEC 2023  |  NEWS
After 36 hours of tense negotiations, the climate agreement for the first time calls on nations to "transition away" from fossil fuels - but does not explicitly call for a fossil fuel "phase out."

COP28: "Weak" Global Stocktake slammed

ROSE MARY PETRASS  |  TUESDAY, 12 DEC 2023  |  NEWS
The much-anticipated fourth draft of the Global Stocktake (GST) text, updated on Monday, does not give a clear pathway or strong ambition on fossil fuel phaseout and energy sector decarbonisation.

GRI and EFRAG partner on Interoperability Index

ROSE MARY PETRASS  |  MONDAY, 11 DEC 2023  |  NEWS
The GRI-ESRS Interoperability Index aims to offer guidance on technical implementation of the European Sustainability Reporting Standards (ESRS) and reduce the reporting burden on companies.