Directors’ Duties and Climate Risks

Murray-Darling report shows public authorities must take climate change risk seriously | Op-ed | Arjuna Dibley

Published in The Conversation on 4 February 2019.  The tragic recent events on the Darling River, and the political and policy furore around them, have again highlighted the severe financial and environmental consequences of mismanaging...

Public authority directors’ duties and climate change | DISCUSSION PAPER | January 2018

CPD has released a new discussion paper on the legal obligations of public sector corporate boards and directors to consider climate-related risks. Public authority directors’ duties and climate change finds that these directors likely...

Time for an Australian sustainable finance taskforce

Published in The Sydney Morning Herald on 22 July 2018. ASIC commissioner John Price.Photo: Jeremy Piper ASIC commissioner John Price left a Sydney audience in no room for doubt last month when he confirmed company directors risked...

Climate Horizons | REPORT AND PUBLIC EVENT | June 2018

Full audio of ASIC Commissioner John Price’s address and the panel discussion at our public forum is here: CPD has released its latest report on how Australian companies, investors and policymakers can manage...

CPD climate work featured in 4Corners ‘Weather Alert’ report

Last night the ABC’s 4Corners program aired a special report about how Australian farmers, businesses and regulators are responding to climate change. CPD’s Sustainable Economy Program has been making the case for business leaders...

CPD Board member Sam Mostyn on the evolving role of company directors

Influential independent director and CPD Board Member Sam Mostyn delivered the  keynote at the Australian Institute of Company Directors’ 2018 Governance Summit on ‘’The evolving role of directors.” Full text of Sam Mostyn’s remarks...

Building a Sustainable Economy | PUBLIC FORUM | November 2017

On 29 November, CPD hosted the final event in our special 10th anniversary series – a public forum in Sydney on the theme ‘Building a sustainable economy.’ CPD’s Sustainable Economy Program focusses on...

Climate horizons: next steps for scenario analysis in Australia | DISCUSSION PAPER AND PUBLIC FORUM | November 2017

Today CPD releases a new discussion paper on how business and investors can use scenario analysis in order to better understand and respond to climate-related risks and opportunities. The paper, Climate horizons: next steps...

Public Forum: Building a Sustainable Economy | EVENT | 29 November 2017 | Sydney

RSVP for free here. When   29 November 2017 Wednesday Start 5:30pm – End 7:30pm Where Level 40 Governor Macquarie Tower, 1 Farrer Place, Sydney NSW 2000 MinterEllison RSVP for free here. We invite you...