Past events

Directors’ Duties and Climate Risks | PUBLIC PANEL | June 2017

On June 8, CPD and EY convened an expert panel to discuss the role company directors need to play in response to climate-related risks to their business, and what this means for other sustainability...

Why trust matters in our democracy – Conversation with Charlie Leadbeater | ROUNDTABLE | June 2017

On Wednesday, 7 June 2017, CPD was excited to host our special guest Charlie Leadbeater for a roundtable on the topic of  “Why trust matters for our democracy”.  Charlie is one of...

Australia’s Climate Security – U.S. Expert on Climate Change and National Security | ROUNDTABLE | April 2017

On April 7, the Centre for Policy Development, together with the Melbourne Sustainable Society Institute at the University of Melbourne (MSSI), delivered a roundtable on climate security with special guest Dr Sherri Goodman, a...

1st ANU-CPD POLICY DIALOGUE ’17 | Australian Foreign Policy White Paper – challenges and opportunities | April 2017

This year CPD is excited to partner with the Australian National University (ANU) for a new event series. Co-hosted by the two institutions, the ANU-CPD Policy Dialogues are a series of high-level conversations on some...

Climate Risk and Directors’ Duties | PUBLIC PANEL | February 2017

Last Thursday in Melbourne, we co-hosted a booked-out public event on the directors’ duties work with the Future Business Council. The event featured CPD’s Sam Hurley as well as Bryan Horrigan, Angela Emslie and...

New legal opinion and business roundtable on climate risks and directors’ duties | LEGAL OPINION and ROUNDTABLE | October 2016

CPD has released a new legal opinion on the extent to which Australian corporate law permits (and indeed requires) company directors to take climate change into account when making decisions about company strategy, performance and...

Responding to North Korea: in conversation with Michael Kirby and Gareth Evans | ROUNDTABLE | October 2016

In October, CPD was proud to once again partner with ANU to host a unique conversation between two of Australia’s most distinguished and influential experts on law, international relations and human rights: Professor the Honourable...

Second meeting | ASIA DIALOGUE ON FORCED MIGRATION | January 2016

The second Dialogue meeting took place in late January 2016. Download key documents below and read on for more about the meeting, including photos. Key documents for the second Dialogue meeting: Participant profiles Full agenda and participant...

CPD roundtable with Ross Garnaut, Robyn Eckersley and Fergus Green on the path to, and beyond, COP21

On 21 October, CPD was delighted to convene a roundtable between some of Australia’s leading climate policy experts to discuss the state of play as we head towards the 2015 Paris Climate Conference (COP21). The roundtable...

First meeting | ASIA DIALOGUE ON FORCED MIGRATION | August 2015

The first Dialogue meeting took place in late August 2015. Download key documents below and read on for a statement from Dialogue members and photos from the meeting. To see the participants profiles for the first meeting...