Directors’ Duties and Climate Risks

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...

Climate Change and the Economy with the RBA’s Guy Debelle | PUBLIC FORUM | March 2019

Full audio of the public forum available here. Full speech by RBA Deputy Governor Dr Guy Debelle available here. On 12 March, as part of our latest public forum on climate change and the...

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 2019

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...