2015 Business Leadership Awards
We are pleased to announce the 2015 Climate Alliance Business Leadership Awards.
The awards recognise Australian business leaders and organisations that have demonstrated leadership by addressing the opportunities or risks presented by climate change. The Climate Alliance awards celebrate the achievements of Australia’s Boards, Directors, Executives, Secretaries and companies. The awards will be presented at the Climate Alliance National Conference that will be held in Melbourne on 3 September 2015.
Four categories of business leadership awards are available:
- Board Leadership of the Year
- Business Leader of the Year
- Innovator/Exporter of the Year
- Company Secretary of the Year
Open Letter from Global CEOs to World Leaders Urging Concrete Climate Action
CEO-led initiative to create a fertile ground for a responsible and global climate deal in Paris 2015
This coalition, comprising 43 CEOs from companies with operations in over 150 countries and territories, and facilitated by the World Economic Forum, believes the private sector has a responsibility to actively engage in global efforts to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, and to help lead the global transition to a low-carbon, climate-resilient economy. This coalition further seeks to catalyze and aggregate action and initiatives from companies from all industry sectors — towards delivering concrete climate solutions and innovations in their practices, operations and policies. - 16 April 2015
Directors' personal liability for corporate inaction on climate change.
The science relating to climate change is no longer in credible dispute. Its biophysical impacts — from gradual increases in average global temperatures and sea levels, to more frequent extreme weather events — present unparalleled economic risks and opportunities to strategically placed corporations. (PDF)
Article by Sarah Barker, Special Counsel, Minter Ellison Lawyers. This article was first published in the February 2015 issue of Governance Directions, the official journal of the Governance Institute of Australia. June 2015
Climate Alliance 2015 National Conference
Stranded Assets in the Fossil Fuel Industry
Implications for Australian Business and Company Directors
3:00pm to 5:00pm – with drinks following.
Karstens Conference Centre
123 Queen Street, Melbourne
This year’s National Conference will address the issue of the possibility of stranded assets in the fossil fuel industry.
Dr John Hewson, former politician and businessman will be the Keynote speaker. He will address the implications of this issue on the Australian investment industry.
Sarah Barker, Special Counsel at Minter Ellison will address the potential liability for company directors.
Tim Buckley is an experienced industry analyst and he will speak about the outlook for the first potential victim of this issue - Australian coal exports.
Alex Frankel, experienced communications strategist will address the coming transition to clean energy.
In addition, Climate Alliance will also announce the winners of the 2015 Leadership Awards. The awards recognise Australian business leaders and organisations that have demonstrated leadership by addressing the opportunities or risks presented by climate change. Four categories of business leadership awards are available:
• Board Leadership of the Year
• Business Leader of the Year
• Innovator/Exporter of the Year
• Company Secretary of the Year
Please REGISTER HERE
Setting Australia's Post - 2020 Emission Targets
Alan Pears, Advisor to Climate Alliance has made a submission to the Government on the subject of Australia’s post 2020 greenhouse gas emission targets. His submission contends that the time has arrived for Australia to take bold action in cutting greenhouse emissions, rather than devoting effort to minimum action for compliance, or making excuses for “special consideration” by the rest of the world. Alan’s submission shows Australia has the capacity to take strong action so as to place itself in a position of strength to manage the economic impacts and capture the economic benefits from exceeding international expectations on emission abatement.
Read the Submission (PDF)