The Third Wheel Podcast Series: ESG in Australia Episode 19

By Melanie Debenham Episode 19 – Recycle, Recovery and Reduce with Neometals Melanie Debenham is joined by Anél Joubert, ESG Manager and Jeremy McManus, GM Commercial and Investor Relations from Neometals, an emerging and sustainable producer of battery minerals. Anél and Jeremy discuss the prominence of ESG in their own roles and across Neometals’ markets … Read more

UK Energy Security Bill introduced amid political turmoil has wide-ranging implications for the energy sector

The post below was first published on our Energy notes and Infrastructure notes blogs On 6 July 2022, a day of significant political uncertainty, the Government published its long-awaited Energy Security Bill. Notwithstanding the current political turmoil, this is expected to survive to become the most wide-ranging legislative reform of the UK’s energy market for … Read more

TNFD publishes beta version of Nature-related Risk & Opportunity Management and Disclosure Framework

The Taskforce on Nature-Related Financial Disclosures (TNFD) has published the first draft of its Nature-related Risk & Opportunity Management and Disclosure Framework (TNFD Framework); which, together with subsequent drafts, will be open to feedback from market participants for the next 18 months. The TNFD is aiming to publish a usable framework and set of recommendations … Read more

SEC Proposes New Rules Requiring Climate-Related Disclosures

On Monday, March 21, 2022, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) issued highly anticipated proposed rules that would require the disclosure of climate-related information by domestic and foreign public companies in their registration statements and periodic SEC filings.  At present, members of the public have 60 days to submit comments to the SEC on … Read more


On 2 February 2022 the European Commission approved in principle a Complementary Climate Delegated Act (the “Complementary Delegated Act“) which includes criteria for nuclear and gas energy activities under the EU taxonomy. The Complementary Delegated Act will amend Delegated Regulation (EU) 2021/2139, which supplements the EU Taxonomy Regulation 2020/852, and provides a set of criteria … Read more

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