UK government launches call for evidence on scope 3 emissions reporting

UK government seeks views on the costs, benefits and practicalities of Scope 3 emissions reporting to inform whether it endorses the International Sustainability Standard Board’s sustainability disclosure standards.  The Department for Energy Security and Net Zero (“DESNZ“) has launched a call for evidence on Scope 3 greenhouse gas emissions (“GHG“) reporting. Scope 3 emissions are … Read more

Sharm El-Sheikh COP 27 – day 7

Day 7 – “Gender and Water Day” Monday 14 November 2022 was gender and water day at COP 27. Events and meetings focused on one hand on the role of women in dealing with the challenges presented by climate change, and on the other hand with impacts of climate change on water systems. Highlights on … Read more

The Third Wheel Podcast Series: ESG in Australia Episode 17

By Timothy Stutt, Melanie Debenham and Kathryn Pacey Episode 17 – Australian Federal Election results with Kathryn Pacey Mel and Tim are joined by Kathryn Pacey to break down an historic election where climate change featured prominently. The first six weeks of a new government have provided much to discuss including the Climate Change Bill to … 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

The Third Wheel podcast series: ESG in Australia Episode 12

By Timothy Stutt and Melanie Debenham Episode 12 – Authenticity with James Palmer Tim and Mel discuss corporate purpose with HSF’s previous Chair and Senior Partner, James Palmer, one of the UK’s leading M&A, capital markets and corporate lawyers, with deep experience in corporate governance and regulation. James explores the overall framing of ESG, and the importance … Read more

The Third Wheel podcast series: ESG in Australia Episode 11

By Melanie Debenham Episode 11 –  #BreakTheBias with Rebecca Maslen-Stannage and Andrew Pike In this episode, Mel celebrates International Women’s Day 2022 with HSF’s Chair and Senior Partner, Rebecca Maslen-Stannage and Andrew Pike, Executive Partner for Asia and Australia. Rebecca and Andrew share some personal reflections on progress made, and remaining challenges, in achieving lasting … Read more

The Third Wheel podcast series: ESG in Australia Episode 10

By Timothy Stutt and Melanie Debenham Episode 10 –   All eyes on COP27 with Silke Goldberg, HSF’s Global Head of ESG and lead for the firm’s Climate Change practice In the first episode for 2022, Tim and Mel are joined by Silke Goldberg, HSF’s Global Head of ESG and Climate Change practice lead. Silke embarks … Read more

UK Government announces plan for a Green Industrial Revolution

Today the Prime Minister Boris Johnson has set out the Government’s ten point plan for what it is calling the green industrial revolution. This is part of the blueprint for the UK to meet the legally-binding target to produce net zero carbon emissions by 2050. The ten points of the plan are: Offshore wind – increasing … Read more