Greenwashing a serious threat to financial markets: ASIC

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  THURSDAY, 23 NOV 2023  |  NEWS
ASIC has identified sustainable finance governance and greenwashing as one of three key focus areas for action in 2024.

Corporate net zero plans at odds with anti-climate lobbying

ROSE MARY PETRASS  |  MONDAY, 20 NOV 2023  |  NEWS
Despite widespread corporate commitments to net zero, a significant proportion of global companies engage in lobbying that contradicts their stated environmental goals.

Nature-related risk a potential risk to directors

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  THURSDAY, 16 NOV 2023  |  NEWS
Corporate directors have an obligation to consider nature-related risk in much the same way as other financial risks, according to a new legal opinion.

Preparing for COP28: nature and climate integration

ROSE MARY PETRASS  |  TUESDAY, 14 NOV 2023  |  NEWS
As the world gears up for COP28, practitioners are preparing for a significant shift towards the integration of nature and climate in reporting.

Treasury spruiks CEFC role in sustainable finance strategy

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  MONDAY, 13 NOV 2023  |  NEWS
Treasury has proposed that the Clean Energy Finance Corporation (CEFC) take a key role in delivering discounted financing to priority sectors.

ASIC considering wider lens for greenwashing focus

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  THURSDAY, 9 NOV 2023  |  NEWS
ASIC's greenwashing focus is likely to expand to cver net zero statements, use of terms like "carbon neutral" and investment exclusions and screens.

ANZ in court over climate and nature risk failure

ROSE MARY PETRASS  |  THURSDAY, 9 NOV 2023  |  NEWS
An ANZ shareholder is taking the bank to court over allegations that it has failed to manage the material risks of climate change and biodiversity loss.

"Looming" governance gap as reporting becomes mandatory

ROSE MARY PETRASS  |  WEDNESDAY, 8 NOV 2023  |  NEWS
The financial system is rushing to upskill on ESG as the concept becomes more integrated into the industry, with teams increasingly comprising of staff with specialist sustainability skills alongside traditional finance experience.

Fears grow around greenwashing litigation protections

ROSE MARY PETRASS  |  MONDAY, 6 NOV 2023  |  NEWS
Treasury's proposed three-year moratorium on private litigation related to Scope 3 reporting as part of its proposed mandatory climate-related financial disclosure package has raised fears that it would give companies the green light to greenwash.

Treasury launches sustainable finance strategy

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  THURSDAY, 2 NOV 2023  |  NEWS
Treasury has released the long-anticipated sustainable finance strategy consultation paper, outlining a broad range of measures.