Sharm El-Sheikh COP 27 – day 10 (17 November 2022)

Release of the draft text Thursday 17 November saw the UN climate agency publish the draft text of the COP27 overarching agreement, the focus of the last week of negotiations and the document that will symbolise COP27 for years to come. The text appeared to still be in a very preliminary stage and many voiced … Read more

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

The Third Wheel Podcast Series: ESG in Australia Episode 18

By Timothy Stutt and Kathryn Pacey Episode 18 – The need for speed (and pragmatic pathways) with Dr Chris Greig, Princeton University Tim Stutt and Kathryn Pacey are joined by Dr Chris Greig, Princeton University to discuss the energy transition, industry decarbonisation, technology and investment. Dr Greig shares the origin story and highlights of Net-Zero America, … Read more

The Third Wheel Podcast Series: ESG in Australia Episode 15

By Timothy Stutt, Jojo Fan and Mark Smyth Episode 15 – Climate change and ESG litigation trends in the consumer sector with Jojo Fan and Mark Smyth In this episode, Tim invites our disputes team to share climate change and ESG litigation insights. Jojo Fan from our Hong Kong office and Mark Smyth from the … Read more

The Third Wheel podcast series: ESG in Australia Episode 13

By Timothy Stutt and Melanie Debenham Episode 13 – Australian Federal Election with Graham Phelan, Frontier Economics Mel and Tim discuss a key battleground ahead of the election, climate change action, with Graham Phelan, ESG Lead for Frontier Economics. Graham takes a look back at previous election results to predict whether climate change action and … Read more

Future of Consumer APAC: The ESG focus driving landscape-changing consumer sector M&A

Kam Jamshidi (Partner, Melbourne) and Malika Chandrasegaran (Partner, Sydney) discuss the rise in ESG consciousness and integration into the M&A process to manage risks whilst also driving consumer demand, with the energy transition providing valuable insights for consumer sector companies. Kam and Malika see four phases of ESG driven M&A including portfolio review, consolidation of … Read more

EUROPEAN COMMISSION PUBLISHES COMPLEMENTARY CLIMATE DELEGATED ACT COVERING NUCLEAR AND GAS ENERGY ACTIVITIES UNDER THE EU TAXONOMY

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