Sustainable Economy

Zoe Whitton: Our Energy Future

CPD Board Member Zoe Whitton appeared on Q+A to talk about Australia’s energy future. You can listen to the program here. The Federal Government has unveiled its roadmap for Australia’s energy future, shifting focus...

How prepared is our financial system for climate shocks?

CPD CEO Travers McLeod was was on Radio National Breakfast with Norman Swan. You can listen to the interview here. The Reserve Bank of Australia has joined with 66 central banks from around the...

Legal action on climate is what we all want to avoid – CPD CEO Travers McLeod in the AFR

Efforts to understand climate risk within companies and across the economy are not about managing climate through the legal system, usurping the role of government, or forcing companies to go it alone on saving...

CPD Business Roundtable on Climate and Sustainability | EVENT | November 2019

On 21 November, CPD convened a business roundtable on climate change and sustainability which brought together senior executives and directors from Australia’s biggest banks, insurers, investors, businesses and superannuation funds, senior representatives from Australia’s leading...

Full text of Kenneth Hayne AC QC remarks to CPD climate roundtable

Below is the text of remarks delivered by The Hon Mr Kenneth Hayne AC QC at the Centre for Policy Development’s Business Roundtable on Climate and Sustainability on 21 November 2019 in Sydney. Mr...

Climate Risk Update: Regulators in ‘lock-step on climate change’

Australia’s financial regulators continue to step up their leadership on climate change. Three key developments in August 2019 built on CPD’s research and series of landmark public statements on climate risk that we hosted...

Travers McLeod’s response to Rebecca Huntley’s Quarterly Essay, Australia Fair: Listening to the Nation

In reply to Rebecca Huntley’s Quarterly Essay, Australia Fair: Listening to the Nation TRAVERS MCLEOD At the heart of Rebecca Huntley’s Australia Fair is the idea that we are a nation of democrats. Our affinity with democracy...

Latest eNews

Dear CPD follower, As the world around us continues to grapple with the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, the CPD team have been using our unique create, connect, convince model to tackle a range of long term...

Updated Hutley opinion on directors’ duties and climate risk

Full supplementary memorandum of opinion here Today CPD has released an update of a landmark 2016 legal opinion on how Australian law requires company directors to consider, disclose and respond to climate change. Summary of...

Heavyweights now speaking with one voice on climate change risks | Op-ed Sam Hurley | March 2019

Published in The Sydney Morning Herald on 24 March 2019 Climate change is reshaping Australia’s economy and financial system, and its consequences will be devastating without urgent action. If that message had not hit home, the...