Whitepapers

Elevating the duty to ensure psychosocial safety

KELVIN LEE, KEISHA CURRIE, RACHEL DREW  |  TUESDAY, 16 JUL 2024
With managing psychosocial hazards in the workplace being an important responsibility for all employers, especially human resources managers, it is essential for businesses to understand Australia's existing health and safety law framework and key considerations ...

Blue bonds: A growing resource for sustainability financing

MATT LAWTON, TONGAI KUNORUBWE  |  THURSDAY, 29 FEB 2024
Issuance of sustainable debt has exploded over the past 10 years as investors seek investment returns by allocating capital toward sustainability efforts.

New ESG reporting regulations - will they uncover existing risks for your company?

ALETTA BOSHOFF  |  THURSDAY, 15 FEB 2024
New, global ESG disclosure requirements are on the horizon, including for New Zealand, Australia, Europe, the United States and Singapore.

Closing Loopholes legislation

ALICIA MATAERE  |  THURSDAY, 1 FEB 2024
The Fair Work Legislative Amendment (Closing Loopholes) Bill 2023 has been split, with the first part of the Bill passing the Senate on 7 December 2023.

COP28 Unveiled: Assessing Global Climate Progress and the Road Ahead

VIRGINIE DERUE  |  THURSDAY, 23 NOV 2023
This year's United Nations climate change conference, COP28, is in many ways an important milestone, as it will respond to the first so-called global stocktake - the most comprehensive assessment of the world's collective progress towards the 2015 Paris ...

How regulatory momentum is helping drive biodiversity-aware investment

LIUDMILA STRAKODONSKAYA  |  THURSDAY, 9 NOV 2023
Investments that take account of environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors have often gone hand-in-hand with public policy. As investors become increasingly aware of the potential financial effects of climate change, so too regulators begin ...

What's exciting about water infrastructure?

TIM HUMPHREYS  |  THURSDAY, 14 SEP 2023
With drought forecast for the next few years, there is a lot to get excited about water supply.

Will service stations be stranded assets?

TIM JOHNSTON  |  THURSDAY, 31 AUG 2023
At the same time as we are seeing global policy initiatives seeking to further accelerate the uptake of electric vehicles, corporate activity in the fuel and convenience retailing sector has stepped up. If the common belief that electric vehicles (EVs) ...

Scope 3 emissions: an explainer for SMEs

ELISHA BRILLANTES, MEI LING HO  |  THURSDAY, 3 AUG 2023
It is becoming increasingly important for businesses to take responsibility for their carbon footprint and to mitigate this impact, in particular their Scope 3 emissions. According to the GHG Protocol, Scope 3 greenhouse gas (GHG Protocol) (a globally ...

Biodiversity in 2023 and beyond - what should Australian businesses expect?

LOUISE CAMENZULI, PHOEBE WYNN-POPE, JULIA GREEN, KATE GILL-HERDMAN  |  THURSDAY, 20 JUL 2023
The year 2022 ended on a high note for biodiversity at both a domestic and international level and 2023 continues building upon that momentum, with the elevation of biodiversity as a critical consideration in planning, development and economic decision ...
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