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2019 Climate Alliance National Conference - Building Resilience
Nov.
19
3:00 pm15:00

2019 Climate Alliance National Conference - Building Resilience

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  • Do you work in risk? Interested in building resilience?

  • Do you work in an industry that could, is or will be impacted by the effects of climate change?

  • Want to learn how leaders are addressing the risks and challenges associated with climate change?

Then this Climate Alliance conference is for you!

Can’t make it to the conference? See below for webinar registration.

Mark Carney, Governor of the Bank of England, will provide a short pre-recorded video to introduce the issues addressed at the conference. He will speak about how the finance market is addressing the risks presented by climate change and how the same approach can be used in other industries.

We have a great line up of industry leaders who will address the conference and then participate in a Panel moderated by our MC, Innes Willox, Chief Executive of the Australian Industry Group.

Sean Hanley, Toyota’s VP, will outline Toyota’s commitment to the creation of a more inclusive and more sustainable society through mobility.

Tony Battaglene is the CEO of Australian Grape and Wine Inc. and he will speak about the impact of climate change on wine production in Australia.

Susie Wood is Principal Climate Change at BHP and will address the changes the resources sector is likely to face over the coming years. She will also speak about the issues raised in CEO Andrew Mackenzie’s landmark speech on climate change made in London in August 2019.

Professor Fran Sheldon, Griffith University. Professor Sheldon will talk about the importance of water supplies to Australian primary industries and how food production should be managed in light of the outlook for future water supplies.

Join us for this exciting conference. It’s all about building business resilience.


Can’t make it to the conference in Melbourne? We will be live broadcasting the event so you don’t have to miss out!


The winners of the 2019 Leadership Awards will be announced at the conclusion of the conference. 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

  • Risk Manager of the Year (includes Company Secretary and CRO)

  • Business Leader of the Year

  • Small Company Leadership of the Year (includes Innovator/Exporter and start-up)


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2018 Climate Alliance National Conference - Sydney
Nov.
29
3:00 pm15:00

2018 Climate Alliance National Conference - Sydney

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Change or Fall Behind

Climate related risks and opportunities continue to evolve. The operations of key firms in many business sectors are already transforming - particularly in the energy production and financial markets.

The Climate Alliance 2018 National Conference offers you the opportunity to learn more about some of the key dynamics that will shape the new operating scenarios for business.

This year's conferences will focus on three areas:

  • Leading edge insights into EU public policy changes that may soon impact Australian businesses.

  • Power generators’ insights into navigating the changes in markets and regulations.

  • The challenges equities investors face in managing their portfolios, in the face of these changes.

European insights – will Australian regulators follow suit?

The EU has moved with remarkable speed since the Paris accord. Our Keynote Speaker, Dr Paul Fisher (a former executive of the Bank of England) has been in the thick of the changes.

Since Paul visited our shores last year, so much has been achieved in the EU, we felt it essential to ask him back to share how the business world is changing. He will discuss changes in financial reporting, sustainable growth of the finance industry, mainstreaming sustainability in risk management and transparent reporting.

He will also share insights into how our operating environment might change as some, or all, of these initiatives are adopted by Australian regulators.

AGL shares their perspective on the challenges of a changing market

The changes required in the power generation industry are substantial, expensive and impactful. Few organisations in Australia have the experience of AGL in navigating the changes that are needed. Theo Comino, AGL's Manager of Greenhouse and Sustainability, will speak about AGL’s strategy, challenges and hopes for the Australian power industry.

The Australian Shareholders’ Association talks risk and return

As regulatory change gathers momentum, investors must assess how they will achieve acceptable investment returns and manage risk. Judith Fox, CEO of the Australian Shareholders’ Association will outline the responsibilities of the Boards of publicly listed companies and consider how climate change could impact future decision making and shareholder value.

Each speaker will address the conference and then participate in a Panel moderated by our MC, Mr Adrian King, Partner in Charge, Sustainability Services, KPMG Australia.


The winners of the 2018 Leadership Awards will be announced at the conclusion of the conference. 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

  • Company Secretary of the Year

  • Business Leader of the Year

  • Innovator/Exporter of the Year


We thank our sponsors:

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2018 Climate Alliance National Conference - Melbourne
Nov.
27
3:00 pm15:00

2018 Climate Alliance National Conference - Melbourne

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Change or Fall Behind

Climate related risks and opportunities continue to evolve. The operations of key firms in many business sectors are already transforming - particularly in the energy production and financial markets.

The Climate Alliance 2018 National Conference offers you the opportunity to learn more about some of the key dynamics that will shape the new operating scenarios for business.

This year's conferences will focus on three areas:

  • Leading edge insights into EU public policy changes that may soon impact Australian businesses.

  • Power generators’ insights into navigating the changes in markets and regulations.

  • The challenges equities investors face in managing their portfolios, in the face of these changes.

European insights – will Australian regulators follow suit?

The EU has moved with remarkable speed since the Paris accord. Our Keynote Speaker, Dr Paul Fisher (a former executive of the Bank of England) has been in the thick of the changes.

Since Paul visited our shores last year, so much has been achieved in the EU, we felt it essential to ask him back to share how the business world is changing. He will discuss changes in financial reporting, sustainable growth of the finance industry, mainstreaming sustainability in risk management and transparent reporting.

He will also share insights into how our operating environment might change as some, or all, of these initiatives are adopted by Australian regulators.

AGL shares their perspective on the challenges of a changing market

The changes required in the power generation industry are substantial, expensive and impactful. Few organisations in Australia have the experience of AGL in navigating the changes that are needed. Theo Comino, AGL's Manager of Greenhouse and Sustainability, will speak about AGL’s strategy, challenges and hopes for the Australian power industry.

The Australian Shareholders’ Association talks risk and return

As regulatory change gathers momentum, investors must assess how they will achieve acceptable investment returns and manage risk. Judith Fox, CEO of the Australian Shareholders’ Association will outline the responsibilities of the Boards of publicly listed companies and consider how climate change could impact future decision making and shareholder value.

Each speaker will address the conference and then participate in a Panel moderated by our MC, Mr Adrian King, Partner in Charge, Sustainability Services, KPMG Australia.



The winners of the 2018 Leadership Awards will be announced at the conclusion of the conference. 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

  • Company Secretary of the Year

  • Business Leader of the Year

  • Innovator/Exporter of the Year


We thank our sponsors:

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2017 Climate Alliance National Conference - Sydney
Oct.
26
3:00 pm15:00

2017 Climate Alliance National Conference - Sydney

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A New Scenario For Business

We’re entering an era of unprecedented commercial change. Our energy systems, our cities, and our food production – and everything connected to them – will be transformed.

The speed, complexity and diversity of change is unpredictable. The operating scenario for every business sector has already begun to transform, and our banking and financial sectors are responding. 

This is the backdrop for the Taskforce on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD). The calibre of its many supporters tells a compelling story: climate change means serious business change. Heightened financial risks will blend with commercial change and opportunity. 

The Climate Alliance 2017 National Conference offers you the opportunity to learn more about the key dynamics that will shape new operating scenarios for business.

This year's conference will focus on the assessment and disclosure of climate-related risk. We’ll examine what the physical and legislative impacts of climate change mean for global financial practices and your business.

We are pleased to introduce an excellent group of speakers who are at the centre of the changes:

  • Fiona Wild, VP Climate Change and Sustainability at BHP, will outline the work the TCFD has done to date, provide an overview of their recommendations, and a snapshot of what is coming.
  • Dr Paul Fisher will speak about the wider policy risks from the transition, in particular how the EU is developing a comprehensive policy agenda on Sustainable Finance.
  • Chloe Munro, former Chair of the Clean Energy Regulator and member of the Finkel Review panel, will cover how the Australian energy market could tackle the transition risks to a lower-carbon economy.
  • Dr Karl Mallon, Director, Climate Risk, will discuss hostile analytics: how the physical climate change risks to infrastructure and property can now be assessed by investors and competitors, with or without the disclosure of their corporate owners.

Each speaker will address the conference and then participate in a panel moderated by our MC, Mr Adrian King, Partner in Charge, Sustainability Services, KPMG Australia. 


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The winners of the 2017 Leadership Awards will be announced at the conclusion of the conference. 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
  • Company Secretary of the Year
  • Business Leader of the Year
  • Innovator/Exporter of the Year

Communications services provided by Holdfast Communications

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2017 Climate Alliance National Conference - Melbourne
Oct.
24
3:00 pm15:00

2017 Climate Alliance National Conference - Melbourne

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A New Scenario For Business

We’re entering an era of unprecedented commercial change. Our energy systems, our cities, and our food production – and everything connected to them – will be transformed.

The speed, complexity and diversity of change is unpredictable. The operating scenario for every business sector has already begun to transform, and our banking and financial sectors are responding. 

This is the backdrop for the Taskforce on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD). The calibre of its many supporters tells a compelling story: climate change means serious business change. Heightened financial risks will blend with commercial change and opportunity. 

The Climate Alliance 2017 National Conference offers you the opportunity to learn more about the key dynamics that will shape new operating scenarios for business.

This year's conference will focus on the assessment and disclosure of climate-related risk. We’ll examine what the physical and legislative impacts of climate change mean for global financial practices and your business.

We are pleased to introduce an excellent group of speakers who are at the centre of the changes:

  • Fiona Wild, VP Climate Change and Sustainability at BHP, will outline the work the TCFD has done to date, provide an overview of their recommendations, and a snapshot of what is coming.
  • Dr Paul Fisher will speak about the wider policy risks from the transition, in particular how the EU is developing a comprehensive policy agenda on Sustainable Finance.
  • Chloe Munro, former Chair of the Clean Energy Regulator and member of the Finkel Review panel, will cover how the Australian energy market could tackle the transition risks to a lower-carbon economy.
  • Dr Karl Mallon, Director, Climate Risk, will discuss hostile analytics: how the physical climate change risks to infrastructure and property can now be assessed by investors and competitors, with or without the disclosure of their corporate owners.

Each speaker will address the conference and then participate in a panel moderated by our MC, Mr Adrian King, Partner in Charge, Sustainability Services, KPMG Australia. 



We thank our event sponsor


The winners of the 2017 Leadership Awards will be announced at the conclusion of the conference. 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
  • Company Secretary of the Year
  • Business Leader of the Year
  • Innovator/Exporter of the Year

Communications services provided by Holdfast Communications

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2016 Climate Alliance National Conference - Melbourne and Sydney
Oct.
20
3:00 pm15:00

2016 Climate Alliance National Conference - Melbourne and Sydney

Managing Investment Risks

The G20 Financial Stability Board (FSB) chaired by Mark Carney, the Governor of the Bank of England, has become worried about the systemic implications of climate change.  One of the major risks they have identified is that the market capitalisation of fossil fuel companies and associated industries may have been substantially overvalued because of the strong likelihood that they will not be able to extract and sell much of their proven reserves. 

As investors realize this, sharp and sustained changes in asset prices could impact a wide range of investors and intermediaries and potentially cause systemic problems.

The first step in mitigating these risks will be greater disclosure so that asset managers have greater information and investors can make better informed choices. 

The FSB has appointed Michael Bloomberg as Chairman of a high-powered, private sector Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD) - whose goal is to improve the consistency and scope of disclosures relating to concentrations of carbon related assets in the global economy.

The TCFD will develop voluntary, consistent climate-related financial risk disclosures for use by companies in all sectors; providing information to investors, lenders, insurers and other stakeholders. 

It is very likely that these new reporting requirements will impact Australian businesses. 

Keynote speaker, Dr Paul Fisher, until recently Executive Director at the Bank of England, with experience on many policy issues including climate change, will speak about these and other initiatives at its National Conferences to be held in Sydney and Melbourne.  By the time he arrives in Australia in October, Dr Fisher will have retired from the BoE and will be free to speak broadly about the risks affecting the financial sector.

He will address the thinking behind regulators’ actions to date on climate change and the possible implications for Australian investment managers, including what actions investors should take now.

The conference Master of Ceremony in Melbourne is Mr Rob Gell AM, coastal geomorphologist, company director and environmental and communications consultant.

Ms Sarah Barker, Special Counsel at Minter Ellison, will address the fiduciary duties of company directors in light of this risk in Melbourne and Mr Maged Girgis, Partner at Minter Ellison will address the Sydney audience.

Ms Pauline Vamos, former CEO of the Association of Superannuation Funds of Australia will provide a perspective from the superannuation industry and the latest development of its thinking and practices in relation to climate change risk (Sydney only).


Further reading


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2015 Climate Alliance National Conference
Sep.
4
to 5 Sep.

2015 Climate Alliance National Conference

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Theme: Stranded Assets in the Fossil Fuel Industry - Implications for Australian Business and Company Directors

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

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2014 Climate Alliance National Conference
Apr.
11
7:00 am07:00

2014 Climate Alliance National Conference

The 2014 National Conference featured presentations from a high-profile panel of speakers, including:

  • Geoff Cousins
  • Tony Kelly, MD Yarra Valley Water
  • Mark Joiner, Chairman, JB Were
  • Alison Verhoeven
  • Rob Jamieson, Partner, Ashurst
  • Heinrich Eder, MD Munich RE

In addition, Climate Alliance announced the winners of the 2014 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. 

  • Board Leadership of the Year
  • Business Leader of the Year

Further reading


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2013 Climate Alliance National Conference
Mar.
15
8:00 am08:00

2013 Climate Alliance National Conference

The 2013 National Conference featured both presentations from a high-profile panel of speakers, including:

  • Tony Kelly, Managing Director, Yarra Valley Water
  • Nathan Fabian, Chief Executive of the Investor Group on Climate Change
  • Alison Rowe, Global Executive Director Sustainability, Fujitsu Limited
  • David Shelmerdine, Company Director
  • Simon Holmes a Court, Chairman, Hepburn Wind

In addition, Climate Alliance announced the winners of the 2013 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. 

  • Business Executive of the Year
  • Innovator of the Year
  • Company Secretary of the Year

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2011 Climate Alliance National Conference
Sep.
16
7:30 am07:30

2011 Climate Alliance National Conference

Theme: Where to from here? The new rules for business

The 2011 National Conference featured both stirring and startling presentations from a high-profile panel of speakers, including:

  • Mark Joiner Executive Director Finance, National Australia Bank (keynote speaker)
  • Tony Coleman Non-Executive Director, AMP and Low Carbon Australia
  • Ian Dunlop, former CEO of the AICD
  • Jon Jutsen Director, Energetics

In addition, Climate Alliance announced the winners of the 2011 Leadership Awards. The awards recognise Australian business leaders and organisations that have demonstrated leadership by addressing the opportunities or risks presented by climate change. 

  • Board Leadership of the Year
  • Business Leader of the Year
  • Innovator/Exporter of the Year

Further reading


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