The European Commission’s proposal on deforestation and forest degradation

Deforestation and forest degradation are increasing at an alarming rate, exacerbating climate change and biodiversity loss. The increasing use of agricultural land to produce commodities (such as wood, beef, palm oil, soy, cocoa, and coffee) is one of the primary causes of deforestation and forest degradation. As a result, the European Commission has proposed a … Read more

The Third Wheel podcast series: ESG in Australia Episode 7

By Timothy Stutt and Melanie Debenham Episode 7 – It’s not about the money, money, money with Lewis McDonald, Global Head of Energy for Herbert Smith Freehills In this episode, Tim and Mel are joined by expert third wheel guest, Lewis McDonald, Global Head of Energy for Herbert Smith Freehills. Fresh from presenting at the … Read more

The Third Wheel podcast series: ESG in Australia Episode 6

By Timothy Stutt and Melanie Debenham Episode 6 – Asking the right questions with Brooke Massender, Global Head of Pro Bono for Herbert Smith Freehills In this episode, Mel and Tim are joined by expert third wheel guest, Brooke Massender, Global Head of Pro Bono for Herbert Smith Freehills. Brooke discusses how ESG could be … Read more

The Third Wheel podcast series: ESG in Australia Episode 5

By Timothy Stutt and Melanie Debenham Episode 5 – The future is now! Renewable energy in Australia with Dr Cameron Kelly, Australian Renewable Energy Agency In this episode, Tim and Mel are joined by expert third wheel guest, Dr Cameron Kelly, head of the Legal, Governance and Secretariat team at the Australian Renewable Energy Agency. … Read more

The Third Wheel podcast series: ESG in Australia Episode 4

By Timothy Stutt and Melanie Debenham Episode 4 – Climate change litigation with Mark Smyth In this episode, Mel and Tim are joined by expert third wheel guest, Mark Smyth, a partner in our litigation practice advising companies in relation to environmental, climate change and ESG issues, including responding to shareholder activism and defending ESG litigation. Mark … Read more

The Third Wheel podcast series: ESG in Australia Episode 3

By Timothy Stutt and Melanie Debenham Episode 3 – Innovation in Modern Slavery with Human Rights Resources and Energy Collaborative’s Shaeron Yapp and Gemma Wilford In this episode, Tim and Mel are joined by two representatives from the Human Rights Resources and Energy Collaborative, Shaeron Yapp (South32) and Gemma Wilford (Fortescue Metals), who talk about practical approaches to … Read more