Climate change is emerging as one of the most significant risks facing the Australian economy. Increasingly, shareholders, younger employees and investment managers are asking companies about their policies around climate change. Prudent, long-term planning is essential to mitigate its adverse impacts and exploit the opportunities presented by the new environment.
Rapid changes in market dynamics have a material impact on the success of businesses. International agreements to limit global warming will restrict the amount of fossil fuels that can be burned in the future. This may create difficulties for the fossil fuel industry, including ‘stranding’ assets.
Author: Ben Scheltus, CEO, Climate Alliance Limited
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For the fifth year, Climate Alliance has recognised Australian business executives and companies that have demonstrated leadership in the area of managing the opportunities and risks presented by climate change. There are many business leaders in Australia that are taking effective action and Climate Alliance believes it is very important to recognise their efforts.