Climate change: Succeed in a lower-carbon future

In a 2019 global survey, 1,250 CEOs rated environmental / climate change risk the single biggest threat to business growth. The race is on for businesses to understand their environmental impact and to manage the legal risks to succeed in a lower-carbon future. Our report, which gathers insights from our global experts, considers the political, … Read more

EPC Re-post: Review of the Equator Principles – Draft EP4 released for comment

By William Oxby, Partner, Brisbane, Antony Crockett, Senior Consultant, Hong Kong and Louise Kruger, Senior Associate, Brisbane. The Equator Principles (EPs) is a risk management framework adopted by financial institutions to determine, assess and manage environmental and social risks of the projects they finance. Established in 2003, the EPs have been adopted by 96 financial … Read more

Clive Palmer and Al Gore team up in a remarkable day for carbon in Australia

Yesterday was a remarkable day here for carbon-related issues. Clive Palmer has substantially changed position. He won’t support Direct Action – he says that it ‘is a waste of money’. Nor will he support the abolition of various key existing carbon-related statutory agencies or the Renewable Energy Target. What he now advocates is the implementation … Read more