Treasury issues statement on systemic climate risk to government bonds

ROSE MARY PETRASS  |  WEDNESDAY, 1 NOV 2023  |  NEWS
Treasury has acknowledged that climate is a systemic risk for the Australian economy and creates uncertainty about the fiscal impacts of climate change on government bonds.

PRI to shake up reporting framework for signatories

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  THURSDAY, 26 OCT 2023  |  NEWS
The Principles for Responsible Investment will revamp its reporting framework to help signatories better define their responsible investment progression.

Investors call for multilateral financial architecture overhaul

ROSE MARY PETRASS  |  TUESDAY, 24 OCT 2023  |  NEWS
Ahead of the upcoming COP28 in the United Arab Emirates, a member-led initiative of 86 institutional investors with US$9.6 trillion in assets under management reported a fall in total absolute financed greenhouse gas emissions.

ASX50 lags on disclosure of political spending: ACCR

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  THURSDAY, 19 OCT 2023  |  NEWS
Australia's largest listed companies lag US counterparts when it comes to governance and disclosure of political spending.

NSW Anti-slavery commissioner raises alarm on ASX risk

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  THURSDAY, 19 OCT 2023  |  NEWS
ASX-listed companies have a higher level of forced labour risk in their operations than other developed countries.

Two-thirds of boards lack ESG understanding: PwC

ROSE MARY PETRASS  |  TUESDAY, 17 OCT 2023  |  NEWS
Just one-third of corporate boards have a strong understanding of ESG risks affecting their companies, just a quarter report a robust sense of carbon emissions and even less of their company's climate risk or strategy.

New NZ gov scraps 2030 emissions goal

ROSE MARY PETRASS  |  TUESDAY, 17 OCT 2023  |  NEWS
Following an election win on Saturday, centre-right PM-elect Chris Luxon announced that his incoming government will abandon NZ plans for a zero emissions grid by 2030.

France "Say on Climate" law scrapped

ROSE MARY PETRASS  |  WEDNESDAY, 11 OCT 2023  |  NEWS
Following pressure from industry groups, France has dropped a mandatory "Say on Climate" resolution from its Green Industry bill just months after the rule was adopted in July.

UK transition plan taskforce releases final disclosure framework

ROSE MARY PETRASS  |  WEDNESDAY, 11 OCT 2023  |  NEWS
The UK government's Transition Plan Taskforce (TPT) has launched a final framework as the UK government considers making transition disclosure mandatory for larger companies.

New EU rules at the border and beyond

ROSE MARY PETRASS  |  TUESDAY, 10 OCT 2023  |  NEWS
Stay ahead of new EU sustainability rules at the border and beyond: World-first European Green Bond standard, EU launches Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism (CBAM), Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive (CSRD) slated for 2024.